PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.
On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of our exhibitions, events, and Learning Programme, and highlights from our unique collection.
On the anniversary of the 1848 Chartist mass meeting on Kennington Common, London, People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch explores the life of PHM Radical William Cuffay – a ‘scion’ of Africa’s oppressed race – and reveals a precious, rare and poetic treasure of Cuffay’s from the museum’s collection.
Co-Chair and Trustee at People’s History Museum (PHM) Lord Steve Bassam of Brighton, a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician and a member of the House of Lords shares his very personal reasons for choosing to be the PHM Radical Sponsor of Jayaben Desai. We end the blog with ways you can support the museum.
People’s History Museum houses the world’s largest collection of trade union and political banners. In this month’s blog, our Conservator, Kloe Rumsey shines a light on the conservation work she undertook to prepare a previously unseen banner for our 2020 Banner Exhibition.
PHM celebrates its 10th birthday this year, here Director Katy Ashton looks back on a decade of success and looks forward to an ambitious future.
Dr Claire Kennan, from the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London reveals the influence of unions stretching back to the Middle Ages.