Monday, 23 January 2012

Geffrye Museum and Alex Blum

We went to the Geffrye museum, had a talk from Alex Goddard, curator of collections.

"I always forget the name of those!
Those windows that slide...
Sash windows.?"


She mentioned Pullman Court- listed block of flats in Streatham, by Frederick Gibberd. Modernist.


Was really interesting to hear that the museum is alms houses from 1714. I have been a couple of times before but it is always interesting to hear how and why things are curated. Alex explained that the different rooms in the museum show the trends of the time they represent- suddenly all the rooms made loads of sense!

Also had a talk straight after from artist Alex Blum, who had been drawing on a constructions sight in Dalston. Nice drawings. Think i'd like to sit on some scaffolding and draw all day. As long as there were cats around.

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