- Museum of London receives Trump Baby blimp ahead of the Presidential Inauguration
- Museum of London to collect COVID dreams
- Arsenal’s captain donates Black Lives Matter shirt to the Museum of London
- Dub London: Bassline of a City opening 2 October at the Museum of London
- Public statement October 2020
- London Sugar & Slavery gallery
- New major exhibition Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery opens 11 September at the Museum of London Docklands
- Robert Milligan statue statement
- Museum of London sites to reopen 6 August with four-week extension of The Clash: London Calling display
- Public statement
- Museum of London releases first ever recorded soundscapes of London alongside new recordings of London in lockdown as part of Collecting COVID project
- Design concepts for new museum at West Smithfield revealed
- The Museum of London collects shared experiences of Ramadan in lockdown as part of Collecting COVID project
- Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day
- Collecting Covid: the Museum of London seeks to mark unprecedented pandemic for the future
- Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time
- Museum of London submits plans to create a new world-class cultural destination in West Smithfield
- King Charles I’s execution vest to go on display in new major exhibition
- Museum of London to celebrate Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital
- East End bastion Syd’s coffee stall to be donated to the Museum of London
- Free exhibit celebrating the making of The Clash’s ground-breaking album ‘London Calling’ now open
- Museum of London acquires extremely rare plate that belonged to Samuel Pepys
- The story of the Krios of Sierra Leone to be told in the Museum of London Docklands’ latest display
- Museum of London to host The Clash: London Calling exclusive free exhibit of over 100 personal items
- The largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London has been discovered
- Designs for Museum of London’s new West Smithfield home revealed
- Smithfield Street Party
- Museum of London hopes to acquire both the Trump Baby Blimp and the Sadiq Khan Blimp as part of their permanent collection
- Secret Rivers
- Beasts of London
- Recently acquired panorama goes on display for the first time at the Museum of London
- Museum of London appoints leading names to Board of Governors
- Earliest skull ever mudlarked from the Thames to go on display at the Museum of London
- Museum of London acquires beautiful panorama of lost Houses of Parliament
- Bengali arts and culture on show at the Museum of London Docklands family festival.
- Young Londoners to take over Museum of London this March
- Treasured children’s author Jacqueline Wilson’s latest book Wave Me Goodbye inspires family day at the Museum of London Docklands
- Adventures in Peter Pan’s Neverland at Museum of London Docklands
- Photography of Londoners and their pastimes on show at Museum of London
- Museum of London Docklands celebrates Chinese New Year this February half term
- Museum of London Docklands to showcase rare Roman sarcophagus in first public display
- “Reputational whitewashing” investigated in latest display at the Museum of London Docklands.
- Taste not waste: Be inspired by unique recipes using your leftover food for a more sustainable future London
- Whitechapel’s famous monster fatberg is coming to the Museum of London
- An Idea for a Future London open call winner announced
- London Visions: Hypothetical scenarios of a future London
- Rare George Cross medal goes on display at the Museum of London Docklands
- Smithfield street party: Museum of London celebrates 150 years of Smithfield markets
- Technology replacing jobs won’t halt our working spirit
- Learn how to code like a pro and celebrate digital technology at the Museum of London’s free family festival
- Votes for Women programme
- All aboard for the Maritime music festival
- New display reveals complex history of British Army’s West India Regiments
- Paddington returns to Museum of London
- Bonus Levels: Artist Lawrence Lek invites viewers to re-imagine future London
- The Museum of London hopes to acquire Whitechapel 'fatberg'
- The City is Ours: A Tale of New Cities
- Tracking London’s most talked about topics and emojis
- London Nights: Museum of London unveils the city at night in major photography exhibition
- Statement on 20 May 2017
- Digital visions of London, faces of the capital photographed and portrait painting in exchange for a favour
- Malcolm Reading Consultants appointed to run West Smithfield International Design Competition
- What does the future hold for London and cities around the world?
- Museum of London releases third and final Great Fire 1666 Minecraft map
- Museum of London acquires 100 menswear items worn by townscape consultant Francis Golding
- 8,000 years of human history on display at the Museum of London Docklands
- Five Museum of London apprentices appointed
- Looking for Londoners and Show Space
- Museum of London displays recently acquired Sutherland drawings in new exhibition of Blitz artwork
- Mayor of London and City of London Corporation pledge support for new Museum of London at West Smithfield
- Museum of London uses Minecraft to recreate the Great Fire of 1666
- City Now City Future: a conversation about the past, present and future of our cities
- Rare tools give insight into working lives of Roman Londoners at the Museum of London
- Museum of London opens most theatrical exhibition ever to mark 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London
- New display at the Museum of London traces the capital’s obsession with ice skating
- Historic vessels Knocker White and Varlet set sail to new home at Trinity Buoy Wharf
- Missing Bake Off? Take your taste buds back in time with 17th century gingerbread
- Rare Victoria Cross with mysterious story to go on display at the Museum of London
- Museum of London bolsters its art collections
- Museum of London x Craft Central pop-up opens for Christmas 2016
- 17th century fire engine restored for Great Fire exhibition
- Museum of London boosts Great Fire collections with mysterious manuscript
- After dark at The Night Museum
- New display about the life of ‘The Royal African’ and the slave trade
- Joe Corré, Jordan and Richard Boon to appear in an uncensored, live Punk.London debate
- People of Punk bring the year of celebration to an end
- Tunnel: the archaeology of Crossrail
- New archaeological exhibition opens at the Museum of London
- New research to shed fresh light on the impact of industrialisation
- Our statement on Fabric
- Legendary London Stone installed at the Museum of London
- Behind the Scenes of the Museum of London
- New Great Fire website to mark 350th anniversary
- Met Police’s Crime Museum revealed at Museum of London
- Hello London, Hello Barbados
- Sir Edward Lister joins Museum of London Board of Governors
- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones
- Another record-breaking year for the Museum of London
- West Smithfield International Design Competition launched
- Stomping Grounds: Dick Scott-Stewart photographs on display
- Museum of London launches new website to increase visits and ticket sales
- Major new gallery at Museum of London Docklands explores history of the world's largest docks
- Museum of London sets the City on fire with second Great Fire 1666 Minecraft map
- Never-before-seen archaeological artefacts from forthcoming exhibition, Fire! Fire! unveiled
- West Smithfield Design Competition shortlist announced
- Stanton Williams and Asif Khan to design new Museum of London at West Smithfield
City Now City Future: Museum of London invites visitors to join a conversation about the past, present and future of our cities in first ever season
16 January 2017
- City Now City Future is the Museum of London’s first ever year-long season, exploring the challenges, initiatives and innovations taking place within our cities.
- From May 2017 to April 2018, a major programme of exhibitions, creative commissions, large-scale public events, talks and debates invites museum visitors to participate in shaping their cities.
The Museum of London will ask visitors what it means to live in a truly global city, how we experience those things that make city life both attractive and challenging, and imagine how London could change in the future.
Lauren Parker, Senior Commissioning Curator at the Museum of London, said:
“City Now City Future is an extraordinary opportunity to rethink the Museum of London’s place in Londoners’ lives and to accurately reflect life in the capital. Working with artists, thinkers, communities and young people, City Now City Future will explore the issues that matter to Londoners today. As we look to move to West Smithfield by 2022, we’re thinking hard about what a museum for London should be, including what the future could look like for London and its residents, and we’re inviting everyone to join the conversation.”
The City Now City Future season will be split into four waves.
- Launch: (mid-May 2017 to mid-July 2017) – the first wave will kick off with a major public launch event and a new space for digital commissions. The first commission will be a new work from Blast Theory which has created a video piece, made in London about London that will take visitors on a journey through a city which is both familiar but strangely alien, posing questions to them about the future.
- Playing the City: (mid-July 2017 to end of August 2017) – during the summer months a major family festival, walks, debates and monthly salons will encourage people to explore the city in a playful way.
- Doing it Ourselves: (September 2017– December 2017) – the third wave will explore London’s alternatives cultures, celebrate city residents’ ‘do it yourself’ attitude and community actions. Key activities will include an Open Weekender and the launch of a young peoples’ strand for the season, including research clubs and a young ambassador programme.
- London Visions: (Jan 2018 - April 2018) – the last and final phase will imagine the future of architecture, politics and technologies in cities and explore what London could look like in 50 or 100 years.
Opening in July 2017 is the museum’s major, free exhibition, The City is Ours. Created by Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, this interactive dual language exhibition, spread across three of the museum’s galleries, focuses on how urban cities around the world are rapidly evolving, affecting everything from our leisure activities, work life and transport to how we manage urban green spaces and data. It explores the ideas and innovations being developed by urban communities to improve how cities work and people’s experience of living in them.
More information on the season and the free exhibition will be announced over the coming months.
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