the museum of ordinary people returns with christmas pop-up

Here’s some great festive news! The brilliant Museum of Ordinary People – a museum initiative that does what it says on the tin, chronicling the wonders of the everyday – is back with a Christmas pop-up museum. The exhibition at the Jubilee Library will be telling ordinary people’s Christmas stories through everyday objects from the likes of you and me. Think Christmas decorations with a story (happy or sad) behind them, a photo that recounts a Brighton Christmas tradition or even an everyday object that triggers a Christmas memory of some kind.

If you want to be involved more actively, you can lend or donate an exhibit for display. You can drop it off in any of the MOOP Christmas boxes, which you can find in the city’s Jubilee, Coldean, Hangleton, Hove, Moulescoomb, Patcham, Portslade, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Whitehawk and Woodingdean libraries. Wrap it up safely, seal it in an envelope with a short, handwritten description of the story behind it and include an SAE if you would like it to be returned to you.

Founded by artists Jolie Booth and Lucy Malone after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Museum of Ordinary People is a fascinating pop-up that chronicles the “magic and mundanity” of everyday life, with exhibits created by and about ordinary members of the public. We’re big fans and can’t wait for this Christmas edition!

Wednesday 5th – Friday 28th December
Mini-MOOP Christmas, Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE