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MUSEUM WORKS WITH LOCAL ART STUDENTS

As part of the many research activities in progress related to Manchester's London Road Fire Station, the Museum is working with students from Manchester School of Art as they create some fantastic and varied works of art inspired by the famous old fire station.  The BA and MA students are partway through their respective projects and already producing some amazing photography, film, sculpture, ceramics, , interior design, graphics and more traditional artwork, with the Museum's help.  As part of their work, the students were given unfettered access to the station, thanks to its enthusiastic new owners Allied London, and have already uncovered hidden stories, explored long-forgotten corners and met former residents as they research every angle of this station.  In March, a number of students spent the day at the Museum getting stuck into our archives to help interpret the more practical discoveries at the station.

Whilst, for the students, this is an important part of their academic work,the discoveries currently being made will also add to the Museum's own knowledge of this unique building.

It is hoped that, once completed, an exhibition of this creative work will be held at the Museum later this year.   

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”To explore, preserve and make accessible the history of fire, fire engineering and the fire and rescue services in the Greater Manchester region and, through our collections and resources, to further the education and promotion of fire safety in the community.”

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