Friday, 31 October 2014

Material Matters at MMU Special Collections Gallery

IMAGE: © Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
22 September – 12 December 2014

Material Matters
is an exhibition that looks at how different materials have been used in art, craft and design over the centuries and across cultures. Historic objects from MMU Special Collections will illustrate how the choice of material changes how we shape and utilise objects; how the use of some materials hasn’t changed over centuries; and how new materials impact on object design and development.

To complement the historic collections, contemporary work by makers from the Manchester School of Art who work in both traditional and new materials is included, showing the ongoing importance of materiality to the artist and designer, and how far materials give expression to their work.


Opening Times
Monday – Friday  10am-4pm
Thursday  10am-7pm
Saturday  12noon – 4pm

MMU Special Collections Gallery
3rd Floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints
M15 6BH

Tel: 0161 247 6107

MMU Special Collections is a member of the North West Craft Network