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Who once lived in my house? Geffrye museum exhibition

2013 October 1

geffrye exhibition

I have recently attended the launch of ‘Who once lived in my house?’ at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch. This museum, previously promoting the former furniture trade in Shoreditch, has been collaborating with the imaginative geography department at Queen Mary, University of London. I have been pleased to be an adviser to the project called ‘Living with the Past at Home’. The main researcher, Caron Lipman, also spoke about this project at the public history group and at the recent public history conference in Preston.

The small, interesting, (and free) exhibition is a case study of several people’s engagement with the past in their own homes. The particular emphasis is on humans who previously lived in the house (rather than with the architecture as such) though I am pleased that in at least one example cats buried in a garden are also highlighted.

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