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Museum of London

The Museum of London tells the story of the city and its people. It cares for more than 2 million objects in its collections and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. The London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) and the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology form part of the Museum of London’s Department of Archives and Archaeological Collections.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,256,125
  • 2013-2014: £1,240,354
  • 2014-2015: £1,234,968

Video feed

Christina Broom

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/christina-broom/ Curator of Photographs, Anna Sparham, talks about an exciting new acquisition of photography from Christina Broom - including incredible images of soldiers heading to the Front for WWI.

Frost Fairs: London's Frozen Thames

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/frost-fairs/ Discover a time when incredible frost fairs took place upon the frozen Thames. The Museum of London's Senior Curator of Contemporary History, Georgina Young, introduces us to some of the greatest frost fairs in London's history. Find out more at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands in two free displays. Ice skating scenes shot at Broadgate Ice Rink in the City of London: http://www.broadgate.co.uk/ice

The Anatomy of a Suit

In this video, featured as part of the Museum of London's 'Anatomy of a Suit' exhibition, we attempt to bring the technical genius of the suit to the fore and reveal the humble suit as a feat of engineering, with its origin in London. NB: No museum objects were harmed in the making of this video! http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/the-anatomy-of-suit/

Vintage Christmas toys

Curator Beverley Cook looks at the penny toy trade in London, and looks back to Christmas past, using museum objects to imagine what London children might have found in their stocking!

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The Anatomy of a Suit Exhibition

The Museum of London celebrates London Collections: Men, with a new display spotlighting the secrets behind the suit. As the capital gets set to celebrate men's fashion with London Collections: Men, the Museum of London rips open the suit with a new display -- Anatomy of a Suit. Fashion curator Timothy Long gives an insight into the making of the exhibition.

Olympic Cauldron Director's Dinner

This year's Director's Dinner at the Museum of London saw the launch of a campaign to raise funds for a new display of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron. The evening was introduced by guest speaker Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Later designer Thomas Heatherwick described the creative process behind designing the cauldron and his excitement at redisplaying this iconic creation for the people of London. To find out more email us with cauldron@museumoflondon.org.uk

Made in London: Jewellery Now

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/made-london/ London serves as a training ground, workshop, market place and inspiration to a large number of jewellery makers. Meet seven of the most exciting, imaginative and boundary-pushing jewellers working in the capital today, all of whom feature in the Museum of London's free exhibition Made in London, which runs until 27 April 2014.

Museum of London Docklands: The Archive

The Museum of London's Head of History Collections, Alex Werner, gives us an introduction to the archives held at the Museum of London Docklands, including the Port of London Authority archives at the Sainsburys Archive. For more information or to make an appointment with the archivist please email info.docklands(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.

Museum of London: The History Collections

The Museum of London's Head of History Collections introduces us to some of the incredible treasures stored in the Museum of London's history collections which relate to London as a manufacturing and industrial centre. For more information or to arrange an academic visit please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.

Museum of London: The Image Collections

Francis Marshall, Senior Curator of Art at the Museum of London gives us a glimpse into the image collections held at the museum. For more information or to make an appontment please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.

Museum of London: The Business Archive

Sarah Demb, Archivist and Records Manager, introduces the museums business archive. For more information and to request an academic visit please email info(at)museumoflondon.org.uk.

Museum of London: The Archaeological Archive

Roy Stephenson, Head of Archaeological Collections and Archive gives us a glimpse into the Archaeological Archive at the Museum of London. You can find out more about the Archaeological Archive on our website: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collections-research/laarc/

Looking after London's ghosts: The Archaeological Archive

What's it like to look after ancient artefacts that once belonged to real-life Londoners? Adam Corsini, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Museum of London's Archaeological Archive, reveals some of his favourite objects and talks about the ghosts of London's past... Want to visit the archive? Take a look at the archaeology tours available via the Museum of London's website, here: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/adult-events/archaeology-events/

Opening of The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels

On 10 October 2013 the Museum of London was resplendent with guests displaying dazzling pendants, stunning brooches, captivating cufflinks and bejewelled necklaces for the opening of The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels. An exhibition nearly 400 years in the making, this was the first chance to see the mysterious Cheapside Hoard -- an Elizabethan treasure trove thought to be a jeweller's stock-in-trade, discovered buried in the City of London over 100 years ago. The museum welcomed guests from both the arts and museum worlds, along with jewellery experts, fashion designers, writers and artists who all came to steal a glimpse of this precious treasure ahead of the public opening. Find out what some of them thought of the Cheapside Hoard. The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels opens today and finishes on 27 April 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Fabergé, Gemfields and Coutts, and supported by the Blavatnik Foundation.

Curator Hazel Forsyth introduces The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels

An introduction to an exhibition nearly 400 years in the making, The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels at the Museum of London. Interviews by exhibition curator Hazel Forsyth, jewellery conservator Catherine Nightingale and sponsor Ian Harebottle (CEO, Gemfields). For more information and to buy tickets, see: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/cheapside-hoard-londons-lost-jewels/

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels teaser

Book tickets at: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/cheapside A major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones -- displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century -- was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.

The Cheapside Hoard: Behind the creative

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels is a major exhibition of exquisite Elizabethan and early Jacobean jewellery at the Museum of London. Here, design agency 'Spy' and CG photographer Doug Fisher discuss the concept behind the design and talk about the challenges of working with a priceless hoard.

How to Store a Wedding Dress

Beatrice Behlen, the Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, shows you how to pack a wedding dress, using a beautiful silk gown from the museum's collection.

London. Look Again.

#LookAgain at the world's greatest city and its people in our two unique museums, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands. FREE ENTRY www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Museum of London: Collections and Archives

Ever wondered just what we have stored in the Museum of London's archives? Director of Collections and Learning, Dr Cathy Ross, takes you through some of the incredibly varied types of items the museum collects. Find out about our different archives in the videos below: The Business Archive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTn6_Zm6Zo The Archaeological Archive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE7_CegZpPc The Image Collections http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1CSaBPTb1k The History Collections http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6sW73BKjQ Docklands Archive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3veFZ6G5Vc If you're interested in visiting our archives for research purposes please email info@museumoflondon.org.uk or go to http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Collections-Research/.

GOOD LUCK Team Sky!

Our cycling-loving Director, Sharon Ament, and all the team at the Museum of London wish Team Sky good luck ahead of the Tour de France 2013. Our FREE cycling exhibition 'London Cycles' is open at the Museum of London until 22 September 2013. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/Whats-on/Exhibitions-Displays/London+Cycles.htm

London Cycles (Love To Ride)

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/Whats-on/Exhibitions-Displays/London+Cycles.htm More than half a million bicycle journeys are made in London each day. Ahead of our latest exhibition 'London Cycles' we spoke to punters at East London cafe 'Look Mum No Hands!' about why they choose to cycle in the city. London Cycles, a FREE display, is open from 5 July - 22 September 2013 at the Museum of London.

Royal baby clothing at the Museum of London

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/Whats-on/Exhibitions-Displays/A+Royal+Arrival.htm As the world waits for the arrival of the newest member of the Royal Family, we showcase some of the royal baby clothing in the Museum of London's fashion and costume collection. Fashion Curator Timothy Long takes a look at some of the most exquisite pieces, including clothes worn by Queen Victoria's children.

Vogue's Carol Woolton and the Cheapside Hoard

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/cheapside-hoard-londons-lost-jewels Ahead of the opening of 'The Cheapside Hoad: London's Lost Jewels' at the Museum of London in October 2013 Carol Woolton shares her reaction to the extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones. Carol Woolton is a leading authority on jewellery, she is British Vogue's Jewellery Editor and an author. The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels runs from October 11 2013 to April 27 2014 at the Museum of London. Proudly sponsored by Gemfields & Fabergé.

History of the Three Piece Suit

Curator of Fashion Timothy Long talks about the history of the three piece suit (trousers, jacket and a waistcoat) and its London origins.

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