Saturday, February 05, 2011

Support the People's History Museum

Last year when the TUC met in Manchester I visited the People's History Museum (formerly the National Museum of Labour History). I'm therefore blogging the following message circulated yesterday to LRC members in London, and coming from the SERTUC Regional Secretary;

"I know many colleagues support and have a great affection for the People's History Museum in Manchester. The TUC has a long association with the museum and its predecessor, the National Museum of Labour History. The museum had some brilliant news this week – it's on the long list for the 2011 Art Fund Prize. This is the UK's largest arts prize with a prestigious £100,000 award for the winning museum. For further information about the award, if you're interested, please use the links below: -        

Link to the news story on the museum's website about the Art Fund Prize -  -        

Link to the Art Fund Prize website with the list of the judges for 2011 – -         

Link to an article on the Guardian website by Charlotte Higgins (one of the judges) - 

But most importantly, please consider voting for the museum in the online public poll, and you might want to encourage your friends and contacts to do so too.  -           Link to the online poll to vote for PHM – 

It would be wonderful if this museum of working class and trade union history won and got a financial boost from the prize! 

All best wishes,


Megan Dobney

SERTUC Regional Secretary"

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