Keith Armstrong RUHuman?

Our first exhibition of 2024 showcased the work of a Somers Town artist, disability activist and musician: Keith Armstrong, also known by RUHuman. Keith’s typewriter art has brought many into the museum: longtime fans, old friends, typewriter art aficionados, and admirers off the street. Within the museum, curator Professor Esther Leslie has given us a… Continue reading Keith Armstrong RUHuman?

New Blue Plaque

Housing Pioneer Irene Barclay has been honoured with an English Heritage Blue Plaque, recognising her achievement in becoming the first woman to qualify as a chartered surveyor in Britain, and her many years of work at St Housing Association. After a wet welcome from Emily Gee of English Heritage, the plaque was unveiled by Irene’s… Continue reading New Blue Plaque

We’re featured by GLA!

With a grant from the Mayor of London’s Untold Stories programme, Art in Everyday Life preserves and re-imagines working class heritage whilst uplifting voices of the community at risk of being forgotten.   GLA Diversity in the Public Realm Our project to preserve important working class artworks has been selected for the GLA news Untold Stories,… Continue reading We’re featured by GLA!

Bringing back lost art

We made clay tiles in a great workshop on Thursday making tiles based on artist Gilbert Bayes’ work for St Pancras Housing. Gilbert Bayes created ‘finials’ for drying posts used for hanging washing…but over 160 have gone missing. The results will be fired and brought back to the museum for a display. CSM ceramics students… Continue reading Bringing back lost art