Recent Acquisitions

Over the past few months, we’ve have added a number of new pieces to our collections. We’ve purchased books that focus on paper engineering to add to our Artists’ Books Collection and we’ve acquired new works for our unique Process and Material Innovation Collection. Here’s a selection…
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Our day ‘Unpacking the Library’

On the 23rd September, a group of librarians, researchers and artists met in the art deco surroundings of the Tetley in Leeds to discuss issues and current ideas around the collection of, and access to, artists’ books within the library setting. In this post Jane Pendlebury and Jeremy Parrett share their thoughts about the symposium and how the issues raised relate to the artists’ books collection at Manchester Met University.

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Ensixteen Editions Latest

Mike Nicholson is variously an illustrator, storyboard artist and academic. He is the artist/author of the bio auto graphic series as published by Ensixteen Editions since 2004 from Stoke Newington, North London. There are currently 28 titles in the series, all of which are held within the Artists’ Books Collection at MMU Special Collections. Each title is covered in Nicholson’s Ensixteen Editions blog, along with other activities including recent work on Matt Berry’s ‘Toast of London’ series for Channel 4. Nicholson shares some thoughts on the process of creating his ‘bio auto graphic’ series.
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