Welcome to Collecting History, a project and exhibition celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Local artist Lucy Elsie Harvey will be gathering the stories behind MCDC, it’s building and its place within the creative regeneration of Manchester’s Northern Quarter as part of a live documentation and exhibition at MCDC from 28th April – 30th June 2012.

Join us for the launch event on Saturday 28th April from 2-5pm where we will be collecting your personal memories and stories from MCDC and the local area. Visit MCDC for more information.

Do you have a story for Collecting History? Check out our Share your History page for details on how to share.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 2012

About MCDC

Built in 1875, MCDC is located in a former Victorian fish and poultry market. The buildings current use, as a creative incubator and retail space, is unique in Manchester, and is a symbol of the transformation of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, from a market area into an innovative creative hub of the city.

Throughout 2012, Manchester Craft and Design Centre will celebrate its 30th anniversary by learning and sharing our heritage. MCDC plans to use the uncovered research, the links made with the community around us and the new understanding of our organisation and its past, to shape the way in which we secure our future within our Victorian building.

The Collecting History project is funded by Arts Council England, as part of the National Portfolio funding programme.


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