- Arsenal’s captain donates Black Lives Matter shirt to the Museum of London
- Public statement October 2020
- Dub London: Bassline of a City opening 2 October at the Museum of London
- New major exhibition Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery opens 11 September at the Museum of London Docklands
- Museum of London releases first ever recorded soundscapes of London alongside new recordings of London in lockdown as part of Collecting COVID project
- Museum of London sites to reopen 6 August with four-week extension of The Clash: London Calling display
- 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
- Public statement
- Robert Milligan statue statement
- 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
- King Charles I’s execution vest to go on display in new major exhibition
- Museum of London submits plans to create a new world-class cultural destination in West Smithfield
- 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
- The largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London has been discovered
- 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
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- Smithfield Street Party
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- Beasts of London
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- Earliest skull ever mudlarked from the Thames to go on display at the Museum of London
- Museum of London appoints leading names to Board of Governors
- “Reputational whitewashing” investigated in latest display at the Museum of London Docklands.
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- Young Londoners to take over Museum of London this March
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- 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
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- 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
- Smithfield street party: Museum of London celebrates 150 years of Smithfield markets
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- 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
- 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
- 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
- City Now City Future: a conversation about the past, present and future of our cities
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- 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
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- Rare Victoria Cross with mysterious story to go on display at the Museum of London
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- 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
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- 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
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- New Great Fire website to mark 350th anniversary
- Museum of London sets the City on fire with second Great Fire 1666 Minecraft map
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- Museum of London uses Minecraft to recreate the Great Fire of 1666
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- 17th century fire engine restored for Great Fire exhibition
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- Legendary London Stone installed at the Museum of London
- West Smithfield Design Competition shortlist announced
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- Photography of Londoners and their pastimes on show at Museum of London
- Never-before-seen archaeological artefacts from forthcoming exhibition, Fire! Fire! unveiled
- Another record-breaking year for the Museum of London
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- West Smithfield International Design Competition launched
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Digital visions of London, faces of the capital photographed and portrait painting in exchange for a favour – artists take over the Museum of London
20 April 2017
City Now City Future
Museum of London
18 May 2017 – 15 April 2018
Sponsored by DLA Piper and supported by Bloomberg
- The Museum of London’s first ever season, City Now City Future, begins on 18 May 2017.
- Large-scale art commissions and digital installations will start the year, including work by internationally-renowned interactive art pioneers Blast Theory, London-based artist Lady Lucy, and photographer Niall McDiarmid, taking over spaces across the museum.
- The installations and commissions seek to challenge and inspire visitors both to get to know London in the present and also imagine its future.
My Point Forward – Blast Theory
18 May – 24 September 2017 (free)
Featuring a series of newly commissioned short films, this interactive installation by pioneering artists’ group Blast Theory gathers recordings from visitors to build a personal and meditative portrait of the future. Step into a corner of London and look around. Gaze at the towers in the distance. Pick out the path trodden through the park or the eddy in the river. And then jump decades into the future to imagine a new London and your place within it.
Matt Adams, Blast Theory artist, says:
“London is a city where hundreds of years of history pour down every street. My Point Forward places you in one spot and gives you space to speculate on the city’s future and your place in it.”
Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
18 May – 18 June 2017 (free)
For four weeks, artist Lady Lucy will install her portrait studio in the museum for a participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait painting of themselves.* An accompanying display will represent a growing social portrait of the exchanges that form the everyday life of the city.
Lady Lucy, said:
“I am thrilled to be working in the context of City Now City Future, and be one of the projects at its outset. What Londoners and visitors to the museum will offer as their exchange and who will take up their offers, we do not yet know and that is what I am curious and excited about."
Here and Now: London portraits by Niall McDiarmid
18 May – 15 October 2017 (free outdoor display)
For more than six years, photographer Niall McDiarmid has been documenting the people he meets around London. This striking outdoor display showcases these vivid street portraits and is an exploration of colour, frequently combining or contrasting the sitters’ clothes with their surroundings. Niall rarely photographs people more than a few yards from where they first meet and, by recording the date and place of each brief encounter, McDiarmid has constructed a collective identity of London today.
Niall McDiarmid, said:
“Individually these photos represent the moment that we crossed paths, but collectively they represent my portrait of London – a confident city, a city of the future, a city I call home.”
Lauren Parker, Lead Curator for City Now City Future, said:
“This is a really exciting time for the museum. By launching our first ever year-long season, City Now City Future, we have the opportunity to commission work from artists in a way we haven’t before. Blast Theory, Lady Lucy and Niall McDiarmid all bring a different perspective on our city. From May, visitors will be able to digitally interact with the future of London, see familiar faces reflecting the city’s incredible diversity, and get their portrait painted, live, in the galleries.”
City Now City Future runs from May 2017 – April 2018 and is made up of over a hundred events, exhibitions, creative commissions, talks and debates that explore the joys, frustrations and evolution of global cities and our lives within them. More events and activities will be announced over the coming months.
Tom Heylen, DLA Piper Office Managing Partner for London, said:
"The Museum of London is an iconic institution and the City Now City Future season is a hugely exciting project for us to be involved with. Next year we are moving into a new building that is just a stone's throw from the Museum's new home at West Smithfield. We are relishing the prospect of working closely with the Museum to help visitors, of all ages, learn more about the City's unique and fascinating history and celebrate the exciting opportunities of urban change."
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About The Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the ever-changing story of this great world city and its people, from 450,000 BC to the present day. Our galleries, exhibitions, displays and activities seek to inspire a passion for London and provide a sense of the vibrancy that makes the city such a unique place.
The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.
About City Now City Future
With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, the Museum of London’s City Now City Future season (May 2017 – April 2018) will examine the various challenges that an increasingly urbanised earth poses to the world and its inhabitants. At the heart of this year-long season of exhibitions, creative commissions, large-scale public events, talks and debates is The City is Ours, a dual-language exhibition from the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris which explores the ideas and innovations being developed by urban communities to improve how their cities work and people’s experience of living in them. The City Now City Future season is sponsored by DLA Piper and supported by Bloomberg.
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