At the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, we connect people with the lived experience of London. The story we tell is one of place and people, evolving through interaction and exchange. We summarise what we do in three words: We Are London. It is at once our aspiration and our mandate.
We are now launching our Curating London project, to capture and explore contemporary London. We will approach Londoners to help build and diversify the collection, and shift traditional collecting practices. Over the course of the project we will develop local partnerships across London, drive Londoners’ involvement both in person and via social media, develop new strands of collecting and display, and actively involve Londoners in creating museum content.
The Community History Curator at the Museum of London Docklands will be an integral part of this exciting new project and team, providing innovative curatorial leadership and expertise on the history and legacy of the slave trade in London and beyond, as part of community-led history initiatives linked to the Curating London programme.
You will take special responsibility for the curation and onward development of the London Sugar and Slavery gallery and develop community-led history initiatives in the five surrounding boroughs to the Museum of Docklands as part of Curating London programme.