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This post acts as a legacy for the 2023 Art Gallery and Museum Studies students’ pop-up exhibition “Living in a Material World” which explored materials used in medicine over time, as well as the film “Looking into the past to build a better future” created by two students for the exhibition. The film captures the students’ efforts to explore humanity’s relationship with material culture and how we can use knowledge of the past to build a sustainable future for us all. The film features professionals from the University and external presenters along with student reflections to present a variety of voices on the topic. 



Global Perspectives

Cultural Practices is the magazine of the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP) at the University of Manchester. The magazine was launched in April 2020 to publish critical reflections related to issues and challenges that COVID-19 and the lockdown presented for arts and culture in the UK and abroad. However, the magazine has since evolved and widened to encourage ideation and discussion between researchers, academics, industry professionals and students working under the theme of cultural practices.

The Institute for Cultural Practices provides a platform for postgraduate study, continuing professional development, research and knowledge exchange with cultural and heritage professionals in the UK and abroad. It runs MA and PhD programmes in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, Arts Management and Heritage Studies.

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