Museum of London Collection

We worked in close collaboration with the head of collections at the Museum of London in 1997 to help them acquire a large scale work for their new London Now gallery. This was the Museum of London’s first attempt to explore both the postwar period and contemporary London, concentrating on London life at the end of the twentieth century and was designed to have a provocative edge, stimulating visitors’ views about the state of Britain’s capital city as it approached the millenium.

Through close consultation with the Museum of London, we assisted them to engage with a broader audience in a dynamic way and recommended John Bartlett’s ‘History Painting’, depicting the Poll Tax riots in Trafalgar Square in 1993. ‘History Painting’ was reproduced in most national newspapers and magazines and became an unexpected focus for debate about the nature and responsibilities of representational art.