Curating London is a four-year contemporary collecting programme, funded by Arts Council England, which places Londoners’ lived experience at the heart of what we do. Find out more about Curating London, or explore the projects below:
How does London’s varied football spaces empower
communities to forge a sense of “home” in the city? This collaborative report between the Museum of London and the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre explores this relationship between football, home and London.
What does a sustainable London in 2035 look like for young Londoners, how do we get there, and what role might museums play in engaging young people in the process? Young Londoners’ views on a sustainable future for their city.
This project explored the relationship between dress and identity within the British-Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets, in partnership with the Osmani Trust, a local youth and community organisation.
We worked over a year in Finsbury Park, using archaeological methods to document, research and collect changes in the social life of a north London park. The role and purpose of London parks is increasingly questioned by phenomena, such as corporate events (e.g. festivals) and rough sleeping that are shifting the nature of contemporary urban parks.
We wanted to know what it meant to be a London in Brexit times. We asked Londoners to tell us, in person and on social media, to what extend is Brexit affecting their sense of belonging to the city and also how it is reconfiguring intergroup dynamics in London.
We worked with visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder, and a group of schoolchildren and families from the River Lea area, to create Data Flow: a digital river made up of drawings created by the schoolchildren and inspired by their memories of the River Lea and the Limehouse Cut. The project explored the role that the River Lea plays in people's lives.
These include (1) Brexit Talks across London, (2) Data Flow following the course of the River Lea, (3) We the People in Brixton, (4) Community History at Docklands, (5) Archaeology of Now in Finsbury Park, (6) Weaving London’s Stories in Tower Hamlets, (7) Collecting Ends in North Kensington, (8) Dub London across the capital.