Date: Friday 13th August 2010
Venue: 81 – 83 STOKES CROFT
Drinks: P.R.S.C. 37 JAMAICA ST.
On the 13th of August 2010, the diversity of life in Stokes Croft will snap into focus with the opening of Stokes Croft Museum: A small independent space opposite Hamilton House on Stokes Croft. Conceived and created by Katy Bauer. Informed and constructed in partnership with The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft.
The project aims to shift the reverence automatically afforded museum environments from the past to the present. With local visitors encouraged to add anecdote, knowledge, ephemera, and fresh observation. These contributions will create an archive and the museum experience will become increasingly layered and changing because of it. People will stamp themselves directly into history instead of waiting for someone to get it all wrong a hundred years hence.
The museum contains what is apparent – chips, dogs, the post office and also reveals that which is hidden: artists, anarchists, policy, the shattered, and the generous. Some of the displays will be curious inventions; however, all the displays will be true!
The museum is intended to be a permanent fixture in Stokes Croft. The initiative receives no funding.
STOKES CROFT MUSEUM: REMEMBERING THE PRESENT