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Research says creativity to be more important for job growth between now and 2030
28 November 2018
The first piece of research from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, written in partnership with Nesta, uses 35 million job adverts from 2013 to 2017 to demonstrate the importance of creativity to jobs that are predicted to grow.

Manchester Arena archive awarded National Lottery support
26 July 2018
Thousands of tributes left by the public to remember those killed or injured in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack will be preserved for the future, thanks to a grant made possible by National Lottery players.

Taster sessions
20 April 2018
Free drop in taster sessions for MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies and MA Arts Management, Policy and Practice.

ICP doctoral placement with The Whitworth on shared policy objectives in the park and the museum
20 February 2018
Ana Sanchez Santana begins a 3 month placement coordinated by the ICP with The Whitworth and the Manchester Museum Partnership.

Welcome to Chiara Bartolini
2 February 2018
We are pleased to welcome Chiara Bartolini, a visiting PhD student at the Institute for Cultural Practices.

Art, Digital Culture and Pokémon
19 June 2017
‘Making Monsters’ is temporary display in The Study of the Manchester Museum, due to open on Monday, 19 June 2017.

Our City, Our Home
5 June 2017
What does Home mean to you? Refugee week series of events. 19-23 June 2017

‘Toils of Labour’ and the Museum of Medicine and Health at International Women’s Day
8 March 2017
In a cross-Faculty celebration to mark International Women’s Day, five MA students brought 'Toils of Labour' curated from objects in the collection of the Museum of Medicine and Health.

Healing Histories exhibition
17 January 2017
A student-led exhibition of Medical Marvels and Curative Curiosities was hosted at Manchester Central Library in December 2016.

Kostas Arvanitis - Teaching Excellence Award winner
2 June 2016
Kostas Arvanitis has been one of the key drivers of one of the most high-profile, successful PGT courses in SALC, the Master's in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

The Medicine Cabinet: Cross-Faculty student and public engagement project
2 June 2016
Collaboration between students and staff from Faculties of Life Sciences and Humanities.

'Unearthed' exhibition - a guide tour
16 February 2016
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students Caitlan Bowdler and Steven Skelley give us a guided tour of the ‘Unearthed’ exhibition they curated at Quarry Bank Mill as part of their work placement.

2015: ICP's year in review
11 January 2016
2015 has included exhibitions by our students in Manchester's cultural venues, placements across the North-West, study in our new space, trips to museums, new projects and publications, and graduations.

The Medicine Cabinet - Saturday, 12 December 2015
4 December 2015
Unlocking Manchester's medical history at Cheetham's Library, 11am - 4pm.

Open Day - Wednesday, 25 November 2015
24 October 2015
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (AGMS) and MA Arts Management, Policy and Practice (AMPP).

Rapa Nui moai replicas
18 September 2015
Two Rapa Nui moai replicas have come to reside in the Mansfield Cooper building. The pair of moai replicas were made for the "Making Monuments on Rapa Nui. The Statues from Easter Island" exhibition in the Manchester Museum (1 April - 6 September 2015).

Beyond the Creative Campus
14 August 2015
Reflections on the evolving relationship between higher education and the creative economy. A new booklet by Roberta Comunian and Abigail Gilmore critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by AHRC.

The Whitworth is crowned Museum of the Year 2015
2 July 2015
On Wednesday, 1 July 2015, The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year - the biggest museum prize in the world and the largest arts award in Britain - was presented by novelist Ben Okri to Maria Balshaw, director of the Whitworth.

Sense and Diagnosis exhibition at Chetham's Library
29 June 2015
Exhibition preview and 'See / Hear / Touch' performances take place on Thursday, 16 July 2015, 6 - 8pm. The Sense and Diagnosis exhibition runs from 17 July until 9 October 2015.

Manchester Wakes, at Manchester Central Library
8 May 2015
11 May - 5 June 2015. Manchester Central Library delivers an exciting series of events this May with the Manchester Wakes project.

Emma Martin joins as Lecturer in Museology
5 May 2015
Dr Emma Martin joined the Centre of Museology and Institute for Cultural Practices on Friday, 1 May 2015 as Lecturer in Museology.

AGMS collaborates with Museum of Medicine and Health
27 March 2015
Cross-faculty collaboration sees MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students working on collection management of objects from the Museum of Medicine and Health.

Latest ICP publications
27 March 2015
Institute for Cultural Practices releases two new publications.

Culture Metrics. A shared approach to measuring quality
23 January 2015
The ICP is the research partner in the ‘Culture Metrics. A shared approach to measuring quality’, a sector-led project that aims to test the value of a co-produced metric set and system of opinion-based data collection.

Curated Selection Prize 2014
23 January 2015
Earlier this year, Axisweb - the curated showcase for UK contemporary art - invited MA Curating, History of Art and Critical Writing students from across the country to enter their Curated Selection Prize.