Posted in Resources on March 24, 2011
When you make it to Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon, you could well be holding a bit of history in your hands. A project of the Museum of London and Goldsmiths University is looking to preserve a record of popular protest, and are looking to find a new home for your placards, banners, props and flags.
Goldsmiths art post-grad Guy Atkins, one of the organizers of the project, said:
“Britain has a rich heritage of protests, from the Suffragettes, to the Poll Tax demonstrations, to the Iraq War protests. But how these movements are remembered has largely been decided after the event, and not by those involved with the protests. We want to challenge that.
Saturday’s march looks set to be an historic event. It’s going to be the biggest protest on London’s streets since the Iraq War march in 2003. So we’re asking people to give us the protest material they want the Museum of London to preserve.”
The Goldsmiths team will be accepting donations at the demonstration on Saturday 26th March, and later on at the Museum of London on Saturday 2nd April. If you are going on the march and think your placard deserves its place in history, look out for the team’s ‘mobile exhibition’ of past protests.
More details on the project can be found at the Save Our Placards page on Facebook.