Manchester Museum reopening after major transformation
Flint Culture has been appointed to support Manchester Museum’s reopening after a £15 million major transformation. The museum will reopen in February 2023 with an aim to build better understanding between cultures and a more sustainable world.
The museum’s capital project, hello future, will reveal new spaces including a new Exhibition Hall, a South Asia Gallery and a Belonging Gallery exploring how humans, plants and animals can create a sense of belonging in a place, community or environment. The South Asia Gallery will be the first permanent gallery in the country dedicated to exploring the stories, experiences, cultures and contributions of South Asian diaspora communities in the UK. The Top Floor, a dynamic location focused on the future of education, will be a space for people to come together to share ideas and build community, with a teaching studio, learning space and a stunning greenhouse. The museum will also gain an impressive new entrance, shop, café, picnic areas and other inclusive visitor facilities that are fully accessible.
Supporting the Museum’s in-house team, we will deliver an integrated UK and South Asia promotional campaign to promote the reopening, highlighting the exciting new developments at the museum and its world-class programme and collections. Esme Ward, Manchester Museum Director, said: “Flint has a wealth of experience in the cultural sector, as well as energy, creativity and passion for hello future. Crucially, they understand and align with the museum’s mission and values, which drive everything we do. When we reopen in February 2023 we will have beautiful new spaces for extraordinary objects and stories, new programmes and imaginative partnerships. Flint will support us to raise awareness of this work in the UK and internationally.”