Meet the Museum: Hilary Young, Digital Curator

By hilary young on 13 May 2014
Hilary Young, Digital Curator

Hilary Young, Digital Curator

Every wondered what it’s like to work in a museum? In this blog series, we introduce you to staff from all three sites of the Museum of London and various different departments. This week Hilary Young, Digital Curator, talks about new ways of collecting, London as a digital city and the joys of London Fields lido.

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A night on the tiles with 18th century erotica…

By jackie keily on 3 Feb 2014
Curator Jackie Keily with 18th century erotic tile.

Curator Jackie Keily with 18th century erotic tile.

London has always been a hotbed for the seductive, saucy and down-right sordid. From the brothels of Roman Londinium and the stews of medieval Bankside to the Restoration Rakes and Soho’s swinging sixties, this city has long traded in the currency of sex. Erotic material – such as these relief tiles – was widely available in the 18th century, if one knew where to go and had the means with which to acquire it. Warning: explicit images in post! Read the full postRead the full post

I Love You…I Love You Not: Victorian Valentine’s Day cards

By sarah madden, blog editor on 30 Jan 2014
Victorian Valentine's cards

Victorian Valentine’s cards

When the Uniform penny post rocked up in 1840, it completely revolutionised the way in which people communicated. Sending letters and cards, such as those celebrating Valentine’s Day, became easier and cheaper and as a result a thriving business developed in central London. Read the full postRead the full post