Made in London designer profile: Jordan Askill

By beatrice behlen on 13 Nov 2013

Jordan Askill is one of seven jewellery designers profiled in Museum of London's 'Made in London: Jewellery Now' exhibition, which opens on 21 November. Part of The Museum of London’s Jewellery Season, the exhibition brings together seven London-based contemporary jewellers. Delving into the creative processes and working methods of the designers, the exhibition paints a picture of London as a source of inspiration and innovation. Beyond presenting their work, the exhibition explores the unique professional identity of each designer, giving a snapshot of their world and imagination.Jordan AskillJordan Askill Panther Ring

London serves as a training ground, workshop, market place and inspiration to a large number of jewellery makers. Made in London: Jewellery Now explores the creations and unique vision of the most exciting, imaginative and boundary-pushing jewellers working in the capital today. In this blog series, exhibition curators Beatrice Behlen and Agata Belcen speak to the designers involved in the exhibition and discover what inspires them. Read the full postRead the full post

Name our Roman eagle and win some goodies!

By caroline mcdonald on 30 Oct 2013

Cliff Thomas, Chief Technician at the Museum of London, carefully places an extraordinary sculpture, depicting an eagle grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, in its display case. The Roman sculpture was discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the Museum of London by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.Technicians from the Museum of London carefully place an extraordinary sculpture, depicting an eagle grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, in its display case. The Roman sculpture was discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the museum by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.Julie Hawkes, Collection Care Technician at the Museum of London, dusts off the latest addition to the Roman gallery – an extraordinary sculpture, in the form of an eagle firmly grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the Museum of London by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to a new temporary addition to our galleries, unearthed just 30 days ago on a City of London site by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). The best Romano-British stone sculpture ever to be found in the UK, this extraordinary sculpture is on display at the Museum of London for the next six months and in the form of an eagle firmly grasping a writhing serpent in its beak. Read the full postRead the full post

Public Art: Rachel Whiteread’s House

By francis marshall on 25 Oct 2013
Rachel Whiteread’s House © John Davies

Rachel Whiteread’s House © John Davies

My favourite piece of public art ever would be twenty years old today, if it were still standing. It was unveiled on 25 October 1993 in Grove Rd, Mile End, it was called House, and it was by Rachel Whiteread. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently, because I’m preparing an exhibition on public art for the Museum of London Docklands in June 2014. Read the full postRead the full post