Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints (off Oxford Road)
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- Wed - 10am - 4pm
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- Fri - 10am - 4pm
- Sat - 12pm - 4pm
- Sun - 12am - 4pm
Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections comprises fine and decorative arts and crafts, archives, decorated papers and posters.
The collections are central to the artistic culture and teaching of the faculty and have been since its foundation as the Manchester School of Art in 1853. It includes artists’ books, 20th Century posters, 19th-century children’s books, archives of the Manchester School of Art, the Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers, Victorian ephemera and more, which are only open to staff and students of Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Special Collections Gallery on the third floor of All Saints Library has a programme of public exhibitions relating to the collections and also showcases the art and design practice and research of staff and students.