161 years ago, on 26 August 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye was patented by William Henry Perkin, whose archive is now part of our collection.
Jan Hicks is the Archives and Information Manager here at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Here in the museum archive, we’re always happy to hear from people who have interesting documents to add to our collections.
In 2016, the museum commissioned Peter Saville, a designer with strong links to Manchester, to design a range of glassware celebrating Manchester’s three rivers and the dancefloor at the Haçienda.
The first rule of archives? Nobody talks about archives.