Last weekend, the Manchester Print Fair celebrated its fifth birthday in the stunning surroundings of the recently reopened London Road Fire Station – and Manchester Metropolitan’s Special Collections were there to mark the occasion.
The team were at the event, part of this year’s Design Manchester festival, to raise awareness of the University’s Special Collections and to promote the current Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker exhibition and A New Manchester Alphabet, an illustrated poetry collection produced by students at the University.
Hundreds of visitors got a taste of what Special Collections has to offer, particularly the book design and artists’ books collections and the changing exhibitions.
Jayne Burgess, Special Collections Manager said: “It’s important for the Collections to plug into this event as they embody everything this event is about. It’s been great to talk to people about the University and Special Collections and to be a part of such a vibrant and busy day.”
To see more of Rena Gardinar’s work visit Special Collections on the third floor of the Library. The exhibition runs until Friday 18 November and posters and cards are on sale at the Library help desk for £1.00 and £2.50 respectively. A New Manchester Alphabet is available from Manchester Metropolitan’s Online store by searching ‘Manchester Alphabet’ It costs £9.00 and will make a great Christmas present!