The Museum of the Home
The Museum of the Home has its home in 300 year old almshouses in Hoxton, East London.
Home has many meanings, from the buildings we live in to a feeling that goes beyond a specific place. Our purpose at the Museum of the Home is to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together.
The Museum is a place where everyone can explore what home means. Here you can challenge your own assumptions and consider some of the issues facing our society. It’s somewhere we can all think about how we live in the world and look at the world.
We reveal diverse, thought-provoking and personal stories of home through our collections, exhibitions, events, performances and debates.
HOW WOULD LAHP STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM A PLACEMENT AT THE MUSEUM OF THE HOME
When we reopen in spring 2021, after a 3 year redevelopment project, we will be rethinking the concept of home in our new galleries. Looking at people’s everyday experiences of making, keeping and being at home over the last 400 years. And exploring contemporary and historic themes through our programming.
We invite visitors to use the Museum as a place to discover and celebrate, reveal and rethink home together. Somewhere where all our experiences of home matter.
We want our collections to provoke discussion and reflection – what is revealed by what we choose to put on show?
We would invite LAHP students to be part of this rethink, to work with us to discover new ways of working with our audiences to tell their stories and create a new understanding of home.
Students would have access to our collections, archive, and library via our new Collections Study Room and new purpose built object stores. They will also feed into our programme of events, learning workshops, exhibitions, and displays by being fully embedded within the Museum team.
OPEN TO PLACEMENT PROPOSALS FROM LAHP STUDENTS AND SUPERVISORS
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACEMENT PROPOSALS
AREAS/DEPARTMENTS OPEN TO PLACEMENT PROPOSALS
Creative Learning- developing and supporting learning sessions (schools, young people, older people, community outreach, family learning)
Curatorial- research, exhibition and gallery development, collections management