People's History Museum blog

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 PHM's exhibitions, events, and Learning Programme, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Sisters Uncut protest, London, 2018 © Holly Falconer

10 famous protests the Policing Bill would've threatened

11 October 2021


For this blog we’re sharing a list of famous UK protests, prepared by Amnesty International, that would’ve been impossible under the Policing Bill.  From children protesting for Fridays for Future, to protests for Black Lives Matter and ending apartheid in South Africa, discover how our proud history of protest has shaped a better world today.



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People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Community Programme Team Jo Yee Cheung

Migration: a human story

28 September 2021


Migration: a human story is now open at the museum until April 2022. In this blog, People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Community Programme Team Jo Yee Cheung talks about the museum’s migration project and the new series of related interventions which inject strong contemporary issues into the heart of the main galleries.



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PHM Community Curator Jenny White

A British Export that has Defined LGBT+ History, Past and Present

27 August 2021


As part of People History Museum’s (PHM) current programme exploring migration, the museum commissioned a virtual LGBT+ history tour focusing on the themes of race, migration and empire from refugee rights campaigners Prossy Kakooza and Maggy Moyo,  and PHM Community Curator Jenny White.  In this blog post Jenny introduces a selection of items from the museum’s galleries and collection that featured in the tour.

 



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Artist Eva Mileusnic with her exhibition Counter flow the movement of cultures from one place to another at People's History Museum (1)

Counter-flow: Eva Mileusnic's inspiration

21 July 2021


This summer hundreds of beautifully decorated ceramic feet will be on display thanks to an awe inspiring exhibition and installation created by artist Eva Mileusnic.  In this blog we ask Eva about her art, inspiration and what visitors can expect from Counter-flow: the movement of cultures from one place to another exhibition and her series of family workshops.



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Left to right Help Spain poster, 1937. Image courtesy of People's History Museum and Sam Jenkins, PHM's Collections Officer

This far and no further

17 July 2021


The Spanish Civil War began exactly 85 years ago, in this blog PHM’s Collections Officer, Sam Jenkins shares an insight into the events surrounding the bloodiest conflict seen in Europe since the end of World War I, and some of the stories that are told through the museum’s collection.



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