London Dust Q+A: Artist Rut Blees Luxemburg

By sarah madden, blog editor on 1 May 2015
Artist, Rut Blees Luxemburg, outside her Shoreditch studio

Artist, Rut Blees Luxemburg, outside her Shoreditch studio

Born in Trier, Germany, and a graduate of the London College of Printing, Rut Blees Luxemburg’s work has been described as ominous and disconcerting, using large-format analogue photographs to capture a transient and sometimes disenchanting city. Ahead of London Dust, a small exhibition of her photography and film, opening at the Museum of London on 1 May 2015, we asked her a few questions about her work and the role London plays in its creation. Read the full postRead the full post

London Dust: Rut Blees Luxemburg

By francis marshall on 29 Apr 2015
Rut Blees Luxemburg’s at her home in Shoreditch

Rut Blees Luxemburg’s at her studio in Shoreditch

Earlier this year, we acquired two works by one of London’s leading photographers, Rut Blees Luxemburg. They’re from her series London Dust, which takes an oblique look at the redevelopment of the City. The new acquisitions, plus a number of other works from the series, will be on display at the Museum of London from 1 May.

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Christmas in the City? It’s all here…

By annie duffield on 20 Nov 2014
Victorian Christmas Card: c.1890

Victorian Christmas card, c.1890 showing a girl skating on a pond

Planning a festive visit to the museum see our critically-acclaimed Sherlock Holmes exhibition? We’ve put our detective hats on to discover the best the City of London has to offer this Christmas to turn your cultural trip into a full festive experience in the heart of the city! Read the full postRead the full post

Museum Book Club: A Companion Guide to the City of London

By peter matthews on 5 Apr 2014
A teacher reading to two pupils at the Rachel McMilllan College of Education, 1971 © Henry Grant

A teacher reading to two pupils at the Rachel McMilllan College of Education, 1971 © Henry Grant

Welcome to the first in a series of book reviews from staff at the Museum of London, who will be delving into the shop’s selection of fiction, non-fiction, art and reference! First up, the museum’s Book Buyer Peter Matthews looks at a companion to The City of London, edited by the Barbican’s Nicholas KenyonRead the full postRead the full post