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.

Posts tagged '20th century 1901 2000'

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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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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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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Aldermaston protest,1958. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

Dangers of technological surveillance in policing public protests

1 April 2021


At a time when people’s right to protest is being challenged, we’ve a fascinating read from Holly Barrow, Political Correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, exploring the use of surveillance to suppress dissent.



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Callum White, PHM Senior Visitor Services

Behind the masks: Five ‘masks’ from PHM’s collection

18 March 2021


Masks are now part of our everyday lives and possibly will be for the foreseeable future. This month is the anniversary of the UK’s first national lockdown, and we’ve a treat of a long read from People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Senior Visitor Services’ Callum White, uncovering a selection of masks and mask related objects from birth to death, from alien and nurse to Tony ‘Bliar’ which were already present in the museum’s truly unique collection.



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