Exhibition installation

Hello, I’m Adela and during the past few months in my role as Audience Development and Community Engagement Officer here at the British Motor Museum I have been working on The People’s 50 project.

The project is focusing on the story of the British motor industry by connecting with local people and community groups through handling and exploring a range of car related objects such as car badges, petrol cans tools and photographs.

Setting up the Peoples 50

Curatorial Trainee, Catherine Griffin, adds the first objects to the display cabinet

Several groups and individuals have contributed to ‘The People's 50’ display in our ‘British Motoring Treasures: the British Motor Car in Fifty Objects’ exhibition. Participants have loaned or donated objects they found at home or traced through relatives connected with the British car industry and shared their associated stories which are often very personal or significant. 

Fifty objects chosen by people on the project will be displayed in rotation over the coming year and this blog will be recording these as they appear, along with other British motor industry memories and contributions.

The first objects are being placed in the cases today which is very exciting after months of meeting and working with groups and collecting their special ‘motoring treasures’!