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.
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.
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.
In this post, the British Museum’s Head of Britain, Europe & Prehistory, Jill Cook, takes a closer look at the Lampedusa cross – part of the British Museum’s A Spotlight loan, Crossings: community and refuge on display at People’s History Museum until Sunday 5 September 2021 and then touring to six more partner venues around the UK.
It’s been a long time coming but must-see exhibitions and experiences are back at museums and galleries across the city from Monday 17 May 2021. Plan and book your visit now with our handy guide.
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.