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Join Dr Janette Martin, (Research and Learning Manager and Modern History Curator) and Dr Aya Van Renterghem (Teaching and learning Co-ordinator) at the John Rylands Library, Manchester on 2nd May 2024, to learn more about teaching and engaging the public with collections.  

During this hands-on session we will look at the philosophies behind object-based learning and engagement, and consider the needs of different audiences and the mechanics of facilitating sessions.  There will be an opportunity to observe a public collection encounter on LGBTQ+ voices and work with objects from our modern history collections to determine teaching potential.

This is a History Lab+ in collaboration with the John Rylands Research Insitute and Library, University of Manchester.

After the event, attendees are invited to join the organisers/ speakers at Bundobust Brewery on Oxford Road, Manchester. A complimentary public event by HistoryLab+ is taking place at 6pm that evening at The Portico Library. More information and booking on to our ‘Open Mic Night’ evening event at The Portico can be found here.

All welcome- this seminar is free to attend but booking in advance is required.