Conserving Dickens' chair

By other museum staff on 10 Jan 2012

A blog post from Jon in our conservation team on the work looking after and preparing our objects for display. As this years’ intern within the applied arts section of the conservation department at the Museum of London I am very grateful to have been given the exciting opportunity of experiencing the build-up and installation of the Museum’s major new exhibition – Dickens and London. In the months before installation began, conservators were busy ensuring all the objects and artefacts were suited to being placed on display. Within the new exhibition objects of a range of materials are installed including […]

1950s: Music and Youth Culture

By star guest on 28 Jul 2011

In support of our Fabulous fifties late event on 11 August , part of the Story of London Festival, at the Museum of London. DJ’s and recording artists, the Broken Hearts, have provided us with an insight into the influences on and the music from the time which will be showcased on the evening. The 1950s were a time of societal change and new beginnings. The decade began with austerity measures, rationing and reconstruction still governing many large Western urban spaces. Simultaneously in the UK, old class structures were beginning to be broken down as affluence grew and a new consumer […]