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Oldham’s Lockdown Museum: One year in Andy Powell

It is a whole year since lockdown began and some of the contributor’s to Oldham’s Lockdown Museum are reflecting on the last year. Here’s Digital Trainer, Andy Powell’s story.
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Remembering Patti Mayor, the artist activist

This is one of two blogs marking International Women’s Day, exploring the artist Patti Mayor and her legacy. This blog has been written by Francine McMahon, a post-graduate student currently studying MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies at The University of Manchester. Prior to this, Francine did an undergraduate degree in Philosophy. She is currently on placement at Gallery Oldham working as a collections researcher. Francine’s interest in the relationships between art, design and social history are explored in this post, looking at them through the theme of women’s rights protests.
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This Year

We are asking you to send us written records of your life in Oldham during the last year of the pandemic. Lesley Reece submitted this poem to Oldham’s Lockdown Museum. […]
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Light Up Lockdown with Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants to attract bees.
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Darwin Day: Plant Snacks!

Darwin Day marks the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin. We’re celebrating his achievements by exploring some of the plants his studied.
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#Go Cosy: Bed warmers

Warm up this winter – Curator Bill Longshaw takes a look at bed warmers in our collection as part of #GoCosy.
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#GoCosy: Take it easy in a Rocking Chair

What’s more cosy than a Rocking Chair? Sitting comfortably, Gallery Oldham’s Curator Bill Longshaw, will tell you more.
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