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Wednesday 10 October 2018

The Portico Library. Free tour and introduction to the collection.


The Portico Library was established in 1806 and remains in its original purpose-built venue in the heart of Manchester City Centre, still fulfilling its original function and welcoming visitors six days a week for exhibitions, dining and events. Its collection was compiled throughout the colonial period and reflects the complex relationships that developed between Asia and Britain throughout the 19th century. Join ATM18 artist and former Portico Libraryexhibitor Saima Rasheed to learn about the Library’s history, collection and current exhibition ENTWINED: Knowledge & power in the age of Captain Cook.

This is a free public event, but spaces are limited so please register at to ensure your place and donate what you can to support our non-profit conservation and education programmes.

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