A Coptic Christmas Stocking

Originally posted on Christmas at Manchester Museum:
‘Coptic Sock’ – Acc. No. 938 – Knitted sock found at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, dating to the Roman or Byzantine Period. Donated to Manchester Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1905. Good things come to those who wait … One of the key themes in any Christmas celebration…

Belong

Originally posted on Stories from the Museum Floor:
Today’s Story from the Museum Floor is one about forging and reclaiming identity. It is a poem that looks to the past, but is anthemic of living in the present and looking to the future. It is a song that both whispers and screams a story of belonging,…

A Summer of Stories

Originally posted on Stories from the Museum Floor:
Many of our summer activities at Manchester Museum have been about stories, books and reading. In today’s Story from the Museum Floor, we take a closer look at the BookBench exhibition, and some of the other Story Explorers events and activities that are going on during this…

An Inspired Anthology

Originally posted on Stories from the Museum Floor:
International Poetry day is coming up on 21st of March, making this the perfect opportunity to look at some of the creative output that has been inspired by Manchester Museum and its collections.  Museums have always been renowned as places for learning and research, but they are…