Brighton’s Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is seeking support from Brighton businesses to help bring to life its exhibition space that tells people’s hidden stories using everyday objects.
A volunteer-led pop-up museum running for one week during the Brighton Fringe Festival, MOOP will present a collection of exhibitions created by and about ordinary people and a programme of events that includes performances, talks and walking tours.
“I think there’s a need for a space like that here in Brighton,” says MOOP's co-founder, Lucy Malone. “When you think of a museum, you think of an institution or a space which represents a very specific type of history and presents an idea of what should be recorded. But actually, does that represent us now and who we are?”
Working with members of the public who have collections of everyday objects – diaries, letters, documents or other relics they want to explore – MOOP will run a series of free workshops that allow participants to create an artistic response to their objects – culminating in a final exhibition from May 29th-June 4th.
The ultimate aim is to end up with a permanent space in Brighton – a museum that celebrates the power of objects to tell stories about their owners (in the same vein as the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb and LA, and the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul).
Having launched a Kickstarter campaign https://kck.st/2Ggc9eb to secure vital funding, MOOP has created Kickstarter rewards specifically for local business partners who may be interested in aligning themselves with this special, community-minded project.
Pledge £200 or more (Local business supporter of MOOP)
Your company logo on the museum’s marketing materials and a small advert in its brochure.
Pledge £500 or more (MOOP patron)
Your company logo on the museum’s marketing materials, a large advert in its brochure and future brochures, and a continuing relationship as official sponsor of the museum.
Pledge £1,000 or more (All-star MOOP Patron)
A top-tier corporate package for business partners, who will go down in MOOP history for their incredible support.
• A team workshop with MOOP or a private HIP Tour of Brighton for you and your colleagues/ clients.
• A private tour of the exhibition space at MOOP for you and your colleagues /clients.
• Your company logo on MOOP’s marketing materials, a large advert in our brochure and future brochures, and a continuing relationship as official sponsor of our museum.
To enquire about other opportunities to partner with or support MOOP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call co-founders Lucy (07463 744518) or Jolie: (07843560139).
Kickstarter link and campaign video: https://kck.st/2Ggc9eb
Exhibition date and location:
May 29th-June 4th - The Spire (BN2 5JN) as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.
Kickstarter funding goal: £4,000. Campaign date: March 27-April 26th
Co-founders: Jolie Booth and Lucy Malone
About Jolie Booth:
Jolie Booth is an artist, producer and theatre practitioner, and director of cutting-edge arts and production company Kriya Arts (kriyaarts.co.uk).
Her award-nominated sell-out walking tour “Hip Trip of Brighton” is an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton, exploring the true story of Brightonian Anne Clarke, whose diaries and letters Jolie discovered in a squat.
About Lucy Malone:
Lucy Malone is a Curator and Artist-Archivist with a BA in Psychosocial studies from Birkbeck College, London.
When her mother passed away in 2011, Lucy discovered notebooks, envelopes and lists relating to her mum’s artistic practice. Lucy decided to create an archive of her mother's practice, and to actually complete these works herself and present them. She called this exhibition My Late Mother's Future Work.