Nespresso Professional UK
Nespresso Professional UK
Nespresso Professional UK
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Everyone Active
Competitive rates of pay
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford
Brio Leisure
£35,745pa + excellent benefits
Chester and Frodsham
Swansea Council
£53,653 – £58,089pa
Swansea
star job
Pendle Leisure Trust
£Competitive + fabulous benefits package
Nelson, Lancashire
University of Leeds
£37,099 - £44,263pa + generous pension + benefits
Leeds

London's Museum of the Home targets 2020 relaunch with refreshed identity

Job opportunities
City of London Corporation
£35,663 - £39,805pa + Local Govt Pension + benefits
location: Epping Forest, London, United Kingdom
Pendle Leisure Trust
£Competitive + fabulous benefits package
location: Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom
more jobs
Our new displays, spaces and stories will be a starting point for ideas and conversation about what home means

The £18.1m (US$23.4m, €21.2m) renovation and reimagining of the Geffrye Museum of the Home in London, UK will come to fruition in Q3 2020, with the museum's reopening at its Grade-1 listed almshouse location.

The relaunch will coincide with a new name, as the museum is dropping the Geffrye moniker, which comes from Robert Geffrye, a former Lord Mayor of London who built the almshouses. In future the institution will simply be known as the Museum of the Home.

National Lottery Heritage Fund backing to the tune of £12.3m (US$15.9m, €14.4m) has been critical in allowing the renovation of the museum, which will result in 80 per cent more space to present its collections. The redevelopment was designed by Wright & Wright Architects.

A final £600,000 (US$775,000, €704,000) of the £18.1m total is still to be raised, and the museum is actively fundraising this in various ways, including an online Sow a Seed appeal, which invites the public to support the replanting of the "Gardens Through Time" exhibit.

Placing the human viewpoint and personal stories at its heart, the museum will respond to national and global narratives about themes relating to the home – including those such as homelessness, immigration, mental health and the environment – through a programme of activities, from festivals and exhibitions to talks and performances.

The content will enable visitors to "consider the ways we have lived in the past in order to explore creative ideas about new ways of living and looking at the world", the museum said.

Director Sonia Solicari commented: "Our new displays, spaces and stories will be a starting point for ideas and conversation about what home means. I hope every visitor will feel at home here and be able to relate their own experiences and ideas of home to the stories we share."

Among the new developments are a new entrance, a street-facing cafe with terrace, improved visitor reception and facilities, a new learning pavilion and studio (part funded by Arts Council England), direct access all year round to Gardens Through Time, a new eco-friendly roof garden, and a new collections library that provides public access to the museum's archives and collections for the first time.

Permanent displays will explore the everyday experiences of home life over the last 400 years, using media such as photographs, textiles, furniture, hand-crafted and mass-produced objects, film, audio and historical catalogues.

Themes explored encompass diverse cultures and religions, styles and aesthetic tastes, domestic gender roles, homelessness and migration, housework and entertainment, and tales of love and loss that span the centuries.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The £18.1m (US$23.4m, €21.2m) renovation and reimagining of the Geffrye Museum of the Home in London, UK will come to fruition in Q3 2020, with the museum's reopening at its Grade- 1 listed almshouse location.
VAT,HAM
imagesX/THUMB343824_259034_130612.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 67,991
21 Jun 2024
Conde Nast’s iconic fashion and lifestyle publication Vogue has created a list of 100 of the world's leading spas, known as the Global Spa Guide. ... More
21 Jun 2024
Belgian retail giant, Colruyt Group, is challenging the status quo of the fitness industry in Belgium. A third-generation family business, which started as a bakery ... More
21 Jun 2024
Results are in for the latest Good Spa Guide (GSG) consumer survey, with this year's findings categorised into five life stages to better understand different ... More
21 Jun 2024
The 2024 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is set to make a splash in Scotland from 4-7 November, with the theme “A Watershed Moment for Wellness”. ... More
21 Jun 2024
According to a year-long study, offering financial incentives to people to encourage them to lose weight is effective and could be a low-cost solution to ... More
20 Jun 2024
Xponential Fitness has appointed sales and franchise expert, Mark King, as CEO, to take the company forward following Anthony Geisler’s abrupt exit in May. King ... More
20 Jun 2024
Fitness influencer and karate champion, Anna Lewandowska, has announced the launch of a multi-concept boutique in Barcelona called Edan Studios based on HIIT, Pilates and ... More
20 Jun 2024
Turkish hospitality group Maxx Royal Resorts has launched a new upscale coastal retreat on Türkiye's Bodrum peninsula, complete with a large 4,500sq m destination spa. ... More
19 Jun 2024
Victoria Brownlie, the British Beauty Council’s chief of policy and sustainability, has been named in King Charles’ Birthday Honours 2024 for her services to the ... More
19 Jun 2024
The Health & Fitness Association (formerly IHRSA) has announced Singapore-based attorney and international industry advocate, Sean Tan, as its senior representative in Asia. In the ... More
19 Jun 2024
With the UK General Election imminent, industry strategist, Martyn Allison, says it’s time for the sector in the UK to stop asking for money and ... More
19 Jun 2024
Global restaurant brand, Subway, has teamed up with GB Basketball, Breaking GB and Skateboard GB to promote physical activity in these three emerging sports. The ... More
19 Jun 2024
A new retreat focused on helping people lead longer, happier lives is launching on the Japanese island of Okinawa. As one of the world's five ... More
18 Jun 2024
More than 20 organisations have joined together in the UK to form the Swim Alliance, which will advocate with one cohesive voice and work to ... More
18 Jun 2024
One&Only Resorts has introduced a new three-storey spa on the picturesque Greek island of Kéa, located at its recently launched oceanfront property, One&Only Kéa Island ... More
1 - 15 of 67,991
Nespresso Professional UK
Nespresso Professional UK