Exhibition opens on the art of money

Date Posted: 14/06/2015

A new exhibition Show Me the Money will open on 11th July at the People’s History Museum, in Manchester, charting how the financial world has been imagined in art.

Artists will take on the subject of finance through art, illustration and photography for the People’s History Museum’s new exhibition Show Me the Money, opening on 11th July and running until 24th January 2016.

Groups will be able to see Cornford & Cross’ Black Narcissus film, which presents the fortunes of the FTSE over the course of an entire decade as well as Simon Roberts’ Credit Crunch Lexicon, a collection of UK newsprint, Bank of England papers, economic reports and political speeches, exploring the most common terms used since the recession hit in 2008.

A Boom and Busts section examines both British and American economies and brings the history of financial crises up to date, whilst satirical cartoons by Peter Fluck - which appeared in Labour Weekly and demonstrate the problems of soaring inflation during the 1970s - will be on show from the People’s History Museum archive.

A programme including evening debates with leading academics, guest speakers and artists will also be running as part of the Show Me the Money exhibition and younger visitors can learn about finance, design currency and personalised piggy banks, and play board games like Monopoly and Game of Life in the range of summer activities available.

For more information visit www.phm.org.uk.

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