This Stuff Matters!

This Stuff Matters!
11th October 2017 Tess Hudak

Sitting in a lock-up somewhere in London is a secret history of homelessness in the UK. This is a history that shows us what has happened on the streets, in hostels, in politics and in people’s lives over the last 70 years.

We need you to help us tell its story! Click on the image above for more info.

 

THIS STUFF MATTERS

On 09 December the Museum of Homelessness will be taking over a space in a central London to tell the public that this stuff matters. Because it does.

We are looking for volunteers with who want to become MoH archivists and story-tellers and work with our material. Volunteers will learn research skills, develop their knowledge of homelessness and learn more about how museums look after their objects. Volunteers will also learn new skills in object handling, packing and other museum essentials.

Volunteers who work with us on the project will need to commit to taking part in a one month project leading to the This Stuff Matters open day, where we will make the our collection and archive available to people to view in a secret location in central London.

We will be holding evening gatherings from 6.30pm – 8.00pm on 08, 15, 22 and 27 November to explore the archive and look at ways to take care of it and share it with other people. The event will take place on 09 December followed by a final get-together on 13 December.

All expenses will be covered. If you are interested in getting involved please email matt@museumofhomelessness.org or get in touch on twitter @Our_MoH

No experience of museums or archives necessary – just a belief that This Stuff Matters.  As with all our projects,  we particularly welcome volunteers with lived experience of homelessness – whether rough sleeping, squatting, vulnerable housing or any other form.

This project is supported the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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