Monday, 7 November 2011


The Manchester Museum has once again teamed up with the Ultimate Holding Company and Anatomy Projects to launch the first in a series of the Museum Meets: After Hours Events.

Whether you're an extInked ambassador, project supporter, photography enthusiast or just simply interested in exploring the museum after hours come along and join us between 6.30-9.30pm on Saturday 26th November 2011 for an evening of entertainment, opportunity and exploration.

After Hours Activities include:

- For one night only, Ultimate Holding Company will be showcasing several new artworks including new moving image work, documenting the extInked project along with some new portraits captured by Anatomy Projects with their 19th Century Studio plate camera.

- Meet the extInked Ambassadors and be inspired by their experiences of being part of this unique social experiment and find out about the work they have been doing to protect and advocate for their species.

- A limited edition revised publication of the extInked Almanac will be available to purchase. Only one hundred copies have been produced, each has been individually numbered and signed by the artist.

- Learn how photography has been used by museums in the past and have the opportunity to create your own photographic narrative using items/artefacts/specimens from the Museum's unseen collections. (Bring your own camera.)

- Explore the museum through the lens of a restored Victorian Camera and interact with the collections in a new and unique way.

- Music will be provided by artist Naomi Kashiwagi, with her collection of wind-up gramophone turntables.

- There will be a Pay Bar available.

Event details:

MUSEUM MEETS AFTER HOURS, Saturday 26th November 2011, 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

This event is free to attend.

For further information please contact:

Kate Houlton

We are extInked - Touring Exhibitions Coordinator

Ultimate Holding Company

t: +44 (0) 161 238 8523




t: @extinked

Anna Bunney

Curator of Public Programmes

The Manchester Museum

t: +44 (0) 161 306 1581



This evening event has been inspired by We are extInked, an exhibition which documents the legacy of extInked, a unique arts and ecology project by Manchester based artists Ultimate Holding Company. The exhibition draws to a close on Sunday 4th December 2011 so make sure you catch it before it's too late.

We are extInked is a touring exhibition supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and MIRIAD.

Photographs by Anatomy Projects.