The Brixton Museum is a portable display space and collecting device to record and share individual memories and the communal heritage of Brixton.
Its design recalls the street market traders trolleys and the lost canopies of Electric Avenue.
The Museum offers people the opportunity to contribute their own objects and stories, which are represented through traces and recordings made by the Anchor & Magnet artists. It also offers the opportunity to view these everyday objects and texts, which relate to the ‘heritage’ of brixton, whilst major regeneration projects are changing the face of the area and the council’s ‘Townscape Heritage Initiative’ selects what aspects of the built fabric will be kept.
Brixton Museum will next be on display at our Brixton Exchange 2 and at
Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism Conference,
1st-3rd July 2016, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1
The project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council England, and Heritage Lottery Fund via Lambeth Council.