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Welcome to the MMU Library Image Collection Website


Our digital image database is under continuous development, and will eventually offer remote access to selections from the Library’s amazing wealth of images in the Special Collections, Archives and Gallery. The MMU Library is rich in Special Collections, especially in the art and design area. The Library’s main printed book special collection is one devoted to Book Design, which covers some 12,000 British private press and commercial publications including extensive holdings of twentieth century Artists’ Books. The related archives contain the papers of artists such as John Farleigh, Barnett Freedman and Paul Hogarth. A rich collection of Victorian ephemera includes the Sir Harry Page and Laura Seddon collections of Victorian albums and greeting cards. The Gallery collection originated in a body of work collected by the Manchester Art School from the 1890's and includes ceramics, glass, metalwork, wood, jewellery, ethnography, prints, drawings and works on canvas. Further information about the collections can be found on the Special Collections page.

Copyright and permitted use

All images supplied via the MMU Library Image Collection website are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights worldwide. By using the MMU images website you are bound by the terms and conditions of copyright and permitted use.
In cases where Manchester Metropolitan University Library is not the copyright holder, we have done our best to ensure that the works are out of copyright. In the few instances where this has not been the case every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders and gain permission for use within this collection. This has not been possible in some cases and we would be grateful for any information concerning these. If they do indeed contravene copyright, we will withdraw them immediately, if appropriate.

This site should be viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or above, or Netscape version 6 or above. When using advanced search text size can be increased using the View option on your browser. The quality of the images is subject to quality control at MMU and any degradation of quality may be the result of the use of different Internet Browsers.