28.06.2013

Verity-Jane Keefe, The Mobile Museum

An Arts Council England funded art project by Verity-Jane Keefe.

Coming soon to housing estates in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, launching summer 2013.

A 2001 Ford Iveco Mobile Library is being converted into a Mobile Museum living archive for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Previously the Roam London vehicle, this project has purchased and brought the library back to creative use in East London.

Looking at methods of classification, through commonplace library, museum and archiving standards, a museum collection will be made. The collection will seek to offer a new reimagined insight into contemporary Barking and Dagenham and it’s place within wider London and the Thames Gateway.

A route is being devised to cover 11 housing estates. A series of making workshops and events will be hosted at the vehicle by Verity-Jane Keefe and invited makers and experts. The Museum will be filled with the results of these workshops and found, deposited, mythologised and made objects and ephemera.

Contemporary cultural activity across the borough will be documented, mapped and deposited in the collection. From galleries, to photographyclubs, reading groups, knitting circles and jigsaw making clubs. All will be classified creating a new cultural taxonomy and map of the area.

An accompanying series of fanzines will be produced and distributed, one for each participating estate.

For further information or if you’d like to participate, contact Verity at: hello@verityjanekeefe.co.uk

www.themobilemuseum.co.uk

An Arts Council England funded art project by Verity-Jane Keefe, coming to housing estates in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.