Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Geffrye Museum

After our visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood, we took a trip to one of my favourite London museums, The Geffrye. The museum is set in 18th century almshouses and displays English style sitting rooms from 1600 through to the present day.

The current special exhibition is Ethelburga Tower: At home in a high-rise.  The exhibition is a collection of photographs of the same room in each apartment in the building where the photographer, Mark Cowper, has lived for the past 20 years. Cowper asked his neighbours if he could photograph their living room, just as he found them when he knocked on their door, to capture the differences in light throughout the building... it has ended up being a fascinating record of the way the residents all live differently in the same space.

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