13 December 2018
Year 10 Photography students went behind the scenes at Manchester Museum on a specially organised visit to the Entomology department. Phil, who manages the department and has worked there for 44 years, introduced rare specimens of butterflies and moths, some which are over 100 years old and species which are now extinct! Students photographed the specimens with a specialist macro lens and the results will be included in the ongoing Lottery funded project because there is a unique link with war. During war time, injured and traumatised soldiers took part in crafts as part of their rehabilitation, the most popular craft was embroidering butterflies.
Student Jasleen said, “It was really fun to go into the store where nobody gets to go and the butterflies were amazing!”
See a selection of the images in the gallery below. You can also see the latest news from the Expressive and Performing Arts Faculty by viewing the EPA Newsletter.
EPA Newsletter 2018 2019 Edition 1