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 […]

Excitement for Deutsches Haus at Museum of London Docklands as Games approach

By marketing on 26 Jun 2012
Museum of London Docklands will be closed between 9 July and 16 September to host Deutsches Haus, the official base for the German National Olympic Committee.  Activity will include Deutsches Haus, a private hospitality base, and Fanfest, a public celebration of German sport and culture. German-Sport Marketing tell us about the final preparations.

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Space age photos of the Olympic area

By peter strafford on 16 Sep 2011

The Your 2012 exhibition is up and running and we are getting some fantastic feedback. If you have not already seen it then come along to the Museum of London Docklands and visit our free exhibition detailing the changes that have been going on and around the Olympic site at Stratford. What with the opening of the new Westfield shopping site it is now possible to see the key buildings around the Olympic site from new, exciting vantage points. We took a look around the area and have come up with the space age, futuristic images of the site below. If […]

'Your 2012': two of our favourite images and a call for more

By peter strafford on 18 Aug 2011

With Your 2012, our free photography exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands now open, we wanted to share two of our favourite images from the 20 on display and ask you to contribute to our flickr group. This photo below was taken from inside the Viewtube of the centrepiece Olympic stadium. Here is another photograph this time of the basketball stadium (which hosted a warm-up match between Australia and China this week)  that has been nicknamed the ‘mattress’ and amazingly can be disassembled and reassembled anywhere in the country in just six months. We are looking to share via flickr some of the hundreds of […]

YOUR 2012 opens Friday at the Museum of London Docklands

By visitor services on 18 Jul 2011

If you have been following our blog updates throughout the development of our YOUR 2012 display, you will know that a number of visitor hosts from the Museum of London Docklands have been visiting the Olympic site at Stratford, East London since February 2010 capturing in photographs the construction work and its impact on the landscape and community. From Friday, 20 of these images will form a free display at the museum. In planning the display the hosts soon realised that they would not be able to feature all of their images and indeed ongoing work at the site after the selection process for display had […]

Latest progress on the Orbit tower

By peter strafford on 13 Jul 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011 and see some awesome pictures. One of the buildings we will be showing in the exhibition is the Orbit Tower. Below you can see an image showing the next exciting phase of development of its construction with winding structures now being built around the central frame. When it is fully constructed it will be a […]

Stunning aerial vistas of the Olympic site

By peter strafford on 11 Jul 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011 and see some awesome pictures. Recently I was fortunate enough to gain access to ‘The View’ and take these spectacular photos of the Olympic landscape from an aerial perspective.  In the photo below, to the left of the Olympic site, you can see a view of the construction works where huge amounts of concrete […]

The Olympic stadium grounds

By peter strafford on 27 Jun 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011. Obviously feverish action is taking place to make sure everything is ready and looking fantastic. Knowing the effort that is needed to make this exhibition take place makes myself even more impressed by the rate of progress at the Olympic site. Already the Aquatic Centre is ready as is the […]