Manchester Museum has created a mobile friendly website to enable everyone to enjoy the museum in their own homes as part of Manchester Museum in Quarantine.
With the museum closed due to COVID-19, the museum has uploaded some of its most engaging digital content on to a mobile website, helping to entertain and educate until the museum reopens.
Speaking about the launch of Manchester Museum in Quarantine, Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum commented, “Manchester Museum aims to be the most inclusive, imaginative and caring museum you might encounter and the Manchester Museum in Quarantine is shaped by this too. There are multi-lingual exhibitions, films, a Cultural First Aid Kit for carers, home-schooling resources and a daily dose of awe and wonder in our Encyclopaedia of Wondrous Objects.”
The Museum’s online resources have now been organised and curated within an easy to navigate site, opening them up to viewers across the world.
The Manchester Museum in Quarantine mobile site includes:
• You can explore the museum’s current exhibitions and displays Beauty & the Beasts, A Ming Emperor’s Seat and Minerals: Sustainability and Hidden Stories. There is also multilingual interpretation available too.
• Manchester Museum has worked to raise awareness of overlooked and rarely told histories and the site has a section that helps shed light on the things they didn’t teach us in schools – a great resource for everyone!
• Parents and teachers are catered for over the next few weeks with home-schooling and fun activities for the family.
• The site includes creative and fun activities and workshop ideas for carers that can be completed at home, including a Cultural First Aid Kit produced in collaboration with The Whitworth. The activities have been created by artists, musicians and therapists.
• If you’re looking to keep occupied and learn something new the site includes resources for adults and researchers. These include online volunteering opportunities to help archive our collections and online learning courses about our fantastic Egyptology collection.
• Manchester Museum has launched a new campaign ‘Encyclopedia of Wondrous Objects’, a daily dose of awe and wonder from Manchester Museum’s encyclopedic collection of over 4.5 million objects.