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Our collection documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. In this section of the blog, we want to shine a light upon the achievements and experiences of the people behind those stories.

Manchester’s engineers, scientists, business owners and workers helped win WW1 by supplying equipment and ideas that were vital for victory. The war changed manufacturing methods, led to advances in science and technology and transformed working lives.

On Wednesday 13 September 2017, we joined in the conversation with museums and museum-lovers all over the world for Ask A Curator day on Twitter.

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