Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Mary Greg Collection

Check out this fantastic blog from the Mary Greg Collection, an interpretation project which is underway at Manchester Art Gallery. The creators of this website will be presenting at our symposium (Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones) this month so yet another reason to check it out and come along!

Mary Greg collected everyday domestic objects during the late 1800s and early 1900s. She was particularly interested in pre-industrial handmade objects and wanted to preserve examples of traditional artisan skills. The majority of this strange and peculiarly engaging collection – which was given to Manchester Art Gallery in 1934 – lies in storage.
This site is a documentation of the patient, organic excavation of the collection by a group of passionate curators, interpretation developers and artists.

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