Making Visible the Storeroom

Activity: EventsConference


Hosted by the Centre for Design History and the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton, this symposium asks 1) how collections staff, museum and archive publics, artists, writers, activists and community groups have responded to and experienced collections stores, historically and more recently, and 2) how this expanded knowledge of historic and contemporary barriers can support new approaches to open, accessible, sustainable and dynamic storage spaces of the future. Speakers included, Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, Director of V&A East, Professor Rebecca M. Brown, Chair, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Dr Mirjam Brusius, German Historical Institute, London/Editor, 100 Histories of 100 Worlds in 1 Object, Dr Alison Hess, Lecturer in Museum and Gallery Studies, University of Westminster, Dr Craig Jordan-Baker, Writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Brighton, Michael Takeo Magruder, Artist, Dr Helen Mears, Head of Research, National Museums Greenwich.
Period12 May 2023
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • museums
  • archives
  • storage