This free online event is taking place via Zoom.
Mapping Museums is a multidisciplinary research project based at Birkbeck, University of London. It has documented and analysed the growth of the UK museum sector from 1960 to 2020 – particularly the emergence of small independent museums.
Enjoy an evening of interviews with the founders of small independent museums, and a glimpse into this archive. Interviewees will include: Steve Allsop (Ingrow Loco Museum and Workshop), Geoff Burton (RAF Ingham Heritage Centre), and Anne Read (Museum of North Craven Life).
Meet the Hosts
Mapping Museums is a multidisciplinary research project based at Birkbeck, University of London. It has documented and analysed the growth of the UK museum sector from 1960 to 2020, paying particular attention to the rising numbers of small independent museums.
Over a period of four years the team has compiled information on all the museums that were open in the UK during this period, and has designed a database that allows for that material to be browsed, searched and visualised.
They also conducted extensive interview based research to find out how and why people set up their own museums. The recordings, transcripts, and other materials are all available from the Micromuseums Archives here at Bishopsgate Institute.
For more information, see the project website: mappingmuseums.org
Need to Know
- 18:00 – 19:30
- Bishopsgate Institute