Over the course of four years the Curating London team will develop
new collections for the Museum of London, some from across London, and some specific
and local. Every year we’ll run one pan-London collecting project, recording
how Londoners think and feel about one major issue facing the city.
Our first pan-London collecting project is Brexit Talks: asking Londoners to tell us, in person and on social media, if they think their relationship with the city has been changed by Brexit.
Curating London will help us look at the city through fresh eyes. This new curatorial perspective may be that of someone immersed in their local place, who never thought of themselves as a museum curator. They could be a pensioner, an activist, or a religious leader who is capturing their lived experience. This type of curation has never been done before at this scale, and it represents a completely new way for the museum to document contemporary London for future generations.