Centre for Museum Cultures

Birkbeck, University of London

Category: Arts Week

New Film of the Bakelite Museum

A new film by Fiona Candlin and the Derek Jarman Lab, ‘The Plastic Phoenix’, documents the Bakelite Museum in Somerset, which closed in 2018.

Read more about the film here.

Presented as part of Birkbeck’s Arts Weeks 2020.

Camp Coffee at Mr Straw’s House

A bottle of Camp Coffee on a shelf in Mr Straw’s House, a National Trust property in Worksop, is the starting point for this short talk by Silke Arnold-de Simine that covers colonialism, sexuality, and propaganda.

Part of Birkbeck’s Arts Weeks 2020