Another look at the London 2012 Cauldron…

By dominika erazmus on 19 Jan 2015

London Look Again artwork

This month you may see ‘London Look Again’ ads springing up across the rail network – and the keen eyed among you might notice that the artwork features some of the museum’s collections. We thought we’d look again at one item in particular – a copper petal from the London 2012 cauldron – and uncover other Olympic gems in the collection. Read the full postRead the full post

Remembering the Super Humans

By other museum staff on 12 Dec 2012

To mark Disability History Month Curator of Oral History & Contemporary Collecting, Sarah Gudgin, revisits the memories she collected during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. “2012 was a pivotal moment. 2012 was an opportunity to change the way people felt, and the way people looked at the Paralympics. And the wider implications that it would have for people with disabilities all over the UK and all over the world for years to come.” Ade Adapitan For most people, the excitement surrounding the success of the London 2012 Games might have finished with the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games. For […]

Tis the changing of the seasons – part 2

By visitor services on 27 Jan 2011

Continuing our monthly update from the 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in advance of our upcoming visitor host led exhibition “Your 2012″. August We are posting this update on a cold February morning, and in the grip of a harsh winter it is worth sparing a thought for those with more unusual jobs. As you can see from the picture below there is a man in the canal. In case you are wondering what he is doing, he is actually measuring the depth of the canal at various points to help out with knowing what parts of the canal need to be […]