World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London examines the history of registered charity in 2002.[1]

It was based in a mews near Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill, but has now relocated to a new, larger premises in nearby Lancaster Road.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Collection 2
  • Museum facilities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The museum is based around over 12,000 items from the Robert Opie Collection which were housed in the Museum of Advertising and Packaging in Gloucester from 1984 until its closure in October 2001.[2] The collection moved to Notting Hill in 2005.[3] Another display of the Robert Opie Collection at Opie's Museum of Memories formed part of the now-defunct Wigan Pier Experience.

Collection

The museum features over 12,000 original items including domestic "everyday" products, packaging, posters, toys and games.

Set out in chronological order in the form of a "Time Tunnel" the museum gives visitors "a trip down memory lane", and to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.[4] It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.

Museum facilities

The museum has a small tea room serving tea, coffee and biscuits. It is also available as a venue for drinks, receptions, dinners, parties and launches and has a separate conference space for meetings.

Since originally opening in Colville Mews in 2005, its visitor numbers have increased fourfold and having outgrown the premises reopened in September at the London Lighthouse Building, Lancaster Road, formerly owned by the Terrence Higgins Trust.

See also

References

  1. ^ MUSEUM OF BRANDS, PACKAGING AND ADVERTISING, Registered Charity no. 1093538 at the Charity Commission
  2. ^ Culture 24: Lights Out At The Opie Collection, by Jon Pratty, 17 October 2001
  3. ^
  4. ^

External links

  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
  • Robert Opie Collection
  • Time Out article
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.