International Archives Day 2015 #IAD15

By sarah madden, blog editor on 9 Jun 2015


Archive Shoebox  (tweet 2)

Archive Shoebox  (tweet 1)

What will you discover within the archive boxes?

 Today is International Archives Day! Though you might not know it, the Museum of London is home to several archives. Each contains a section of our mass of collections – stored for research and future displays. Much of it is stored inside quite plain looking boxes like this one, but looks can be deceiving…
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To clean or not to clean?

By libby finney on 16 Jan 2014
A miniature dustpan and brush, from a dolls' house c 18th/19th century

A miniature dustpan and brush, from a dolls’ house c 18th/19th century

CLEAN [from glan, Welsh; clean, Saxon]: To be free from dirt or filth

‘They make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter..’
Samuel Johnson Dictionary (1755)

‘To clean or not to clean?’: that is indeed the question on everybody’s lips by week three of CCC here at Mortimer Wheeler House. No matter how dirty the object may be, however, the answer is not as simple as it may first appear. Read the full postRead the full post

Cards are not just for Christmas…

By other museum staff on 17 Nov 2011

In our latest blog from our team bringing our collections online, we hear again from Ellie and her continuing work with our printed ephemera collection… Our collection of business cards, invoices, brochures and receipts, provides a snapshot of London’s working life. The collection will be made available online for the first time next Spring, giving researchers the chance to access the objects from the comfort of their own homes. I imagine this resource will be well-used by family historians as well as academic researchers, who will be able to search the online information for specific names and trades. Each of […]

Let’s workshop the Museum of London collections!

By visitor services on 28 Jul 2011

Hi guys Giusy here, back again with our first update of the month from the museums Visitor Services Team. Here at the Museum of London we love to get inspired by our collections. I hear that very exciting projects are on their way but let me show you what some of us have been working on so far. We all have a passion for London but for some of the Hosts this enthusiasm becomes a real obsession and so we have been running a different series of workshops for families and children at the museum. My personal inspiration comes straight […]