London 2012 was a major event for our city, which the museum wanted to record for posterity. We set out to capture how the Olympics were experienced by collecting tweets about living or being in London during the Games. The museum pledged to collect any tweet that included the hashtag #citizencurators. Read the full post
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.
This week the Museum of London has been participating in Twitter’s #MuseumWeek. It’s been a great opportunity to get a real buzz going online for museums and galleries in the UK and all over the world, and we’ve loved today’s theme of #MuseumMemories – allowing us to see how people remember their first trip to our galleries. Read the full post
Having in previous months featured such titles as The Mystery of Edwin Drood and A Tale of Two Cities on our virtual book club in support of our new exhibition, Dickens and London. We are focusing this month on one of Dickens less renowned works – Barnaby Rudge. It is early days in terms of my reading (and the sharing of my thoughts which can be found on our twitter and Facebook pages) but I have already been struck by how this work may have influenced a later addition to the Dickens canon, Great Expectations. I have also had a […]
Preparations begin for October’s Dickens Book Club novel, A Tale of Two Cities with our Marketing Officer, Anne McMeekin. October’s Dickens Book Club has already kicked off in my household, descending as I have into Dickens’ murky world of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy five in A Tale of Two Cities. Despite having studied English Literature at university my Dickens readometer is a little stunted (blame the tutors). Great Expectations (favourite all-time novel) and Oliver Twist (precious few show tunes) are the only two books I have made it to the end of. Even my dad’s fervent […]
If Charles Dickens was alive today do you think he would be part of the Twitterati or an avid Facebook fan? (Remember, this is the man who in September 1860 burnt the majority of his correspondence). Here at the Museum of London we have decided to honour Dickens’ work with a major exhibition Dickens and London which opens on 9 December 2011 in advance of the 200th anniversary of his birth, in 2012. We have plans for a number of social media initiatives that we hope will enhance both the exhibition and your visit, the first of which launches this Monday […]