Victorian TripAdvisor

Today’s post has been written by John and Lucia, two second year students studying History at Manchester Metropolitan University. As part of the History in Public unit, John and Lucia have spent the past few months researching a number of albums and travel journals from our collections.  They have done a great job and the exhibition they curated is on display in our Spotlight Gallery until 26 April. Here they share what they have learnt about travel and holidays in the 19th century:
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Edith’s Scrap Book

Robert Parkinson, is a former postgraduate photography student at the Manchester School of Art and co-founder of Preston is my Paris, a photography based project that encompasses publications, installations, live events, writing and education. In his post, Robert describes how his experience of working with scrap albums from the Sir Harry Page Collection has led to an ongoing engagement with our archives and collections.
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