Our collaborators at the museum of science and industry have sent us photos of a 3D model of Trafford park! An excellent addition to our model making research. We will be able to use these in March to help build our models.
Posted 13 Feb 2019 10:59
Meet our collaborator! Katherine Belshaw is a curator at the science and industry museum and is keen to see what we can bring to the table. Her brief to us sets out to understand the relationship between the Henry Ford factory in Detroit and its connection to Manchester. After discussions with her, she is interested to understand how this industrial story could be told through model making, as well as gaining useful content for the upcoming exhibition. We will be presenting our findings to her in March!
Posted 6 Feb 2019 12:32
So who was Henry Ford and why is he relevant? Henry ford was the creator of ford cars, an industry which had a monumental impact on Detroit. In 1911, this success moved to Manchester. The Piquette plant in Detroit, pictured above, was the first plant to create the Model T Ford car. This car was later manufactured in Manchester’s Trafford Park, and an original sits in the Science and Industry Museum! We hope to visit this once the exhibition re-opens in March!
Posted 5 Feb 2019 21:45
Last week we were able to present to the 1st and 2nd year students explaining our project, outputs and purpose. We were excited to talk about the model making and presentation skills they would learn, as well as our exciting collaborator at the science and industry museum!
Posted 5 Feb 2019 21:40
Welcome to MancTroit! We are a group interested in the industrial connections between these two great cities; Manchester and Detroit. Focusing on the Henry ford museum and its link with Manchesters' own Trafford park, we will be exploring a variety of research methods, as well as hearing from key speakers, visiting site and of course, model making!
Posted 30 Jan 2019 12:46