Tag Archives: New in!

Unearthed: Mummies Alive!

27 Sep

 Unearthed, the Manchester Museum’s brand new ancient Egypt attraction opens this Thursday with a very special appearance by our favourite author Terry Deary!

To kick off the mummy madness early we thought we’d share this awesome tutorial on how to make your own mummy! Simple but effective scares courtesy of the lovely folks at www.craftaholicsanonymous.net


Manchester International Festival @ Whitworth Art Gallery

5 Jul



Whitworth Art Gallery Shop is happy to announce extended opening hours for the duration of the Manchester International Festival.

The Shop will be open 10am-11pm until 16th July.


As part of the festival the Whitworth Art Gallery will be showing Šejla Kameric and Anri Sala’s 1395 Days Without Red as well as selected works from the ArtAngel Archive by Francis Alys, Atom Egoyan, Tony Oursler and Catherine Yass.

Selected ArtAngel books including Off Limits; 40 ArtAngel Projects are available to buy through the shop for a limited time only and while stocks last.

Entry is free.

For opening and show times please click here.

For a review of Whitworth Art Gallery’s Manchester International Festival programme please click here.

New In; Kathryn Partington Jewellery

29 Jun

The Whitworth Art Gallery Shop is pleased to announce the in-store debut of a beautiful new range of jewellery from artist Kathryn Partington.

Kathryn produces one-off wearable items of jewellery by utilising her
background training within the discipline of tableware ceramics & printed
textiles. By combining these skills the application of surface pattern &
ornamentation is explored by using a diverse range of processes and material
manipulation. This leads to a juxtaposition of simple to complex compositions
by placement & layering to form pieces that can be considered as not just items
of jewellery but pieces of art within their own right.

The Ethereal range is inspired by an 1890 Victorian adaptation of a Japanese style tableware pattern, which is symbolic of the dialogue that exists then & now between Eastern & Western ideas of design. Colours are muted, delicate in tone, precious and subtle, informed by characteristics and Kathryn’s interpretation of the Japanese aesthetic.

The range is available  in store now.

Want to find out more? Kathryn Partington’s Website can be found here.

New In; Little Greene Paint Company

1 Jun

 Whitworth Art Gallery shop are pleased to introduce our brand new paint range from Little Greene Paint Company.

The Colours Of England collection is a range of 128 classic and contemporary colours and includes true historic colours authenticated by English Heritage. The Shop Elves are already big fans of the bold 1950s range (‘Citrine’ pictured left) and the classic neutrals of the Victorian selection.

A full selection of tester pots and colour charts are now available instore.

To order or for more information please email laura.odonnell@manchester.ac.uk

Anyone For Kitchen Scrabble?

10 May

Dictionary not included.

Dinner taking too long? Watched pots never boil, so the Whitworth Shop Elves thought they’d make the wait easier with the new Scrabble kitchen range!

Turn your whole fridge (or any metallic surface)  into a free-range board with official Scrabble fridge magnets, or splash out on the matching tea-towel that features a full-size playing board triple word-scores and all!

Both magnets and tea towels are available now from the Whitworth Art Gallery Shop.

Picnicking in the Park!

20 Apr

The Whitworth Gallery Shop Elves love eating alfresco but, as eco-aware responsible citizens, hate the paper plate waste generated by their picnics and barbecues.

When they told us they had found a chic new range of picnic-suitable homeware we admit we were cynical. However, the enamel-coated tin of our new Folklore range had us all reaching for our hampers and blankets!

From the hard-wearing mugs and flasks to beautiful plates and a fabulous flat-pack cake stand, the Folklore range has something to transform every outside eating exercise!

The range is designed by Nina Jarema, and is inspired by the villages and forests of the Ukraine. An enchanting world of half remembered love songs, folktales & memories from Nina’s childhood are retold through decorative motifs, playful silhouettes & simple yet striking colours.

The full range is available now in the Gallery Shop.

New In: Anouk’s Ark Memory Game!

18 Apr

Manchester Museum Shop is pleased to bring you the fabulous Endangered Species Memory Game from Anouk’s Ark.

This charming hand-illustrated challenge is based around some of the planet’s rarest animals, encourages learning, and is suitable for children and adults from the age of 3 years old.

The game includes the critically endangered Lemur Leaf Frog  a resident of the Museum’s vivarium. Want to sponsor one of these wonderful creatures? The Manchester Museum FrogBlog tells you how!

Student Showcase Now On!

13 Apr

Manchester Museum is very happy to announce our Student Showcase featuring artists from the Manchester College is now on!

You can see the students’ work at The Manchester Museum Shop, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm or Sunday and Monday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Entry is free, and we are open all Easter!

Find out more about the exhibition here:  http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/news/jewellery-and-arts-students-exhibit-manchester-museum

Coming Soon: Living Worlds.

11 Apr

Life's what you make it... We’re pleased to announce that Manchester Museum will be re-opening our famous Mammals Gallery in time for Easter!

Re-named ‘Living Worlds’ to reflect our evolving understanding of nature and the issues that life on Earth faces, the gallery has been subject to massive modernisation and improvements.

To celebrate, the Shop Elves have brought in a whole new range of animal-themed goodies to keep the kids entertained over the long break ahead.

Our Tame Shop Tiger!

No room for a full-sized taxidermied tiger? Why not take home our monster cuddly version instead? (pictured) His name is Pete and the Elves promise that he is easy to care for and fully house trained.

Don’t fancy a tiger? Also in the monster size we have Angus the polar bear, and Steve our red-eyed tree frog. All will be available in the shop from Living World’s grand opening on April 14th.

Want to find out more about Living Worlds?


New in; Student Showcase!

7 Apr

The Manchester Museum shop is proud to welcome the debut collection from The Manchester College’s first year Foundation Degree Jewellery and Applied Arts students into the shop this week.

All the pieces have been inspired directly by museum collections from around the UK. All items are handmade in a variety of materials ranging from silver and resin to textiles, plastics and wood.

The showcase is part of the student’s ongoing professional practice portfolio and all the work is available for sale until Monday 9th May.

Want to know more?  http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/courses/university-and-degree/jewellery-and-applied-arts