Manchester School of Art – Recent Acquisitions

We are very grateful to have received a number of donations over the last few months including:

  • The Manchester Moleskine (2016), donated by Pecha Kucha Night Manchester. The Manchester Moleskine was a two year project
    co-founded by designers Jon Massey and Adam Stanway. An A5 Moleskine sketchbook was hand delivered by Jon and Adam to 52 diverse, Manchester-based creatives inviting them to contribute a unique piece over a double-page spread.  Money raised from the sale of the sketchbook went to Forever Manchester, a charity that supports community activity across Greater Manchester.
  • A number of marbled papers from the 1980s by Ann Muir, donated by Dr Lindsay Newman.
  • A number of Curwen Papers from the 1930s, donated by Colin Cohen.
  • Three ceramic dishes designed by Mitzi Cunliffe, probably in the 1950s, for Pilkingtons Royal Lancastrian Pottery, donated by Judith and Robert Sandling.
  • Archive of the exhibition The Falklands factor: representations of a conflict, Manchester City Art Gallery and the History of Art and Design Department of Manchester Polytechnic, 1989. Donated by Jim Aulich.

We have also acquired a number of works by Manchester School of Art alumni including:

  • Re-engineered Brown Betty teapot by Ian McIntyre for Cauldron Ceramics, Staffordshire, 2018.
  • The Boethius suite of etchings by David Chandler, 1999, given by the artist.
  • Two lithographic prints by Janet Kirk, a student from 1908-1909.
  • Two prints by Sydney Lee (1866 – 1949), a British wood engraver and a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Lee studied at the School of Art from 1919-20. We are grateful to Leighton House Museum, London, for transferring these prints to us.

Woodcut by Sydney Lee, 1904-5