Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
John Rylands Library

Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection, online, 15 April 2021, free entry - Visit now

John Rylands Library, like many of the cultural institutions of Manchester have been finding ever more inventive ways to bring their collections to the public. Join Angie McCarthy and Tony Richards from the library’s Imaging department, in an online lunchtime talk on the role portrait photographic jewellery played in the interpersonal connections of previous generations. Using the Manchester Digital Collections, this talk transports you to a time where images of loved ones were kept in pendants and pocket watches rather than on phone lock screens.

30 minute talk from Angie and Tony the floor will be opened for a 15 minute question and answer.

John Rylands collection of these keepsakes from a previous generation’s nostalgia, have been compiled and displayed in the newly created Photographic Jewellery section of Manchester Digital Collections. The talk will help people discover this huge digitally available archive and will look at the life cycle of the artefacts and the lives of the people they will have held massive sentimental value for.

bite sized engaging cultural events are a perfect way to experience something outside of the workplace

After a 30 minute talk from Angie and Tony the floor will be opened for a 15 minute question and answer session. The event will take place on Zoom, after registering you’ll receive a link on the morning of the event. While we look forward to a time when we can enjoy the talks and tours from John Rylands in real life, the online events have been a great way to access insight into the collections.

When lunch breaks may just mean walking from one room in your house to another, or eating a sandwich on the go, tuning in to these bite sized engaging cultural events are a perfect way to experience something outside of the workplace whatever that may look like for you.

Manchester Digital Collections: Tokens of Affection, online

15 April 2021 12:00 pm
Free entry

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
The Gruffalo at The lowry
Families Until 21 August 2022, from £10.00

The Gruffalo at The Lowry

The Jungle Book at Williamson Park
Families Until 28 August 2022, from £15.00

The Jungle Book at Williamson Park

Open Air Theatre in Manchester and the North
Childrens Until 29 August 2022, from £28.00

Stig of the Dump at Grosvenor Open Air Theatre

Activity Until 30 August 2022, Quarry Bank admission prices apply (free for National Trust members) £1.50 for trail

The Lost Words at Quarry Bank

Festivals Until 31 August 2022, from £9.95

Flying Fighters of Taiwan at HOME

Great Northern Sandpit
Families Until 31 August 2022, FREE

The Great Northern Sandpit

Activity Until 31 August 2022, from £40

Northern Quarter Taster Walk with Manchester Food Walks

Activity Until 31 August 2022, from £0.00

Tours in Chester