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Art School!

Manchester School of Art since 1838 Contemporary Reflections

09.03.09 - 27.03.09

The Art School! exhibition is part of an ambitious collaboration with the library Special Collections archive. Twenty current staff at the Manchester School of Art have been invited to make contemporary work which reflects in some way on a piece or pieces of work from the history of the Art School in the Collections. In addition, a selection of extraordinary photos going back to the mid nineteenth century will show many facets of the School, (including the famous art school "socials"), together with the first ever film made about an art school, made here by a student in 1930.

The exhibition will be followed by a complementary exhibition in the Special Collections Gallery, opening the 16th March.