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Dr Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then he has focused its mission on promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world and has overseen the refurbishment of most of the Museum’s permanent galleries. This, together with a major programme of public engagement, has led to a doubling of the Museum’s visitor numbers to over 400,000 a year.

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Museums, Galleries, Culture, Heritage, Buildings, Engagement, Management, Sustainability

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Dr Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw has been Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery since June 2006. She has coordinated a challenging programme of historic, modern and contemporary exhibitions that capitalise on the Whitworth’s university location as well as having a strong international profile. She has led a successful campaign to expand the gallery and reconnect it to the surrounding park as well as modernise and revitalise the whole gallery.

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Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Arts, External engagement, Engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Cities, Gender

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Dr Magda Sibley

Dr Magda Sibley 's research interests focus on the following areas:

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Heritage, Buildings, Cities, Climate change

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Mr Jonathan Aylen

Mr Aylen's research interests and publications in economics, technology and history cover a very wide range of topics including foresight and forecasting; open innovation and natural experiments; innovation in process industries; computerisation in steel and defence and the history of process control;  rolling mill design; the impact of climate change on tourism and forecasting wild fires in the face of climate change; recycling and clean production, alongside earlier research on cost-benefit analysis of historic building preservation;  international comparisons of performance; privatisatio

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Impact, Climate change, Tourism, Fire, Risk, Recycling, Sustainability, Climate, Heritage, Buildings, Culture, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Hopkins

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

My post is an academic-practitioner role, which is the first of its kind in the UK. I lead on University History and Heritage at the University of Manchester through three core themes:

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History, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Communication, Engagement, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Workplace engagement

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Dr Ian Fairweather

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Museums, Galleries, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Research methods, Community, Tourism, Economy

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Dr Angela Connelly

After training as a political scientist, Angela Connelly completed her PhD within the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, which was funded under the AHRC/ESRC 'Religion and Society' Programme. In collaboration with the Methodist Church Property Office and supervised by Professor Michael Hebbert and Dr. Andrew Crompton considered the architectural and social history of Methodism's Central Halls as a hybrid building type of public and sacred space.

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Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Cities, Buildings, Environment, Regeneration, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Heritage, Conservation, Resilience, Teaching, Education

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Dr Andrew Miles

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Society, Inequality, Economy, History, Culture, Events, Engagement, Buildings, Heritage, Behaviour, Transport, Knowledge exchange

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Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth Art Gallery re-opens on February 14th, 2015!

A £15 million development has transformed the gallery, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home.Yet although the Whitworth is about to open a new chapter in its history, the organisation itself has a much broader story to tell.

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Heritage, Heritage protection, Arts, Culture, History

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Manchester Museum

Environmental sustainability is a major element of all aspects of the Museum’s work. As a museum with large collections of preserved natural specimens and objects from human cultures, our Mission is:

As a university museum, the Manchester Museum uses its international collection of human and natural history for enjoyment and inspiration, working with people from all backgrounds to provoke debate and reflection about the past, present and future of the earth and its inhabitants.

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Sustainability, Heritage, Heritage protection, Community, Public engagement