This morning I visited the Redbridge Museum and Heritage Centre in Clements Road, Ilford, in the town centre. It’s a small civic museum featuring objects and ephemera from the borough of Redbridge from the Victorian era up to the 1990s. A fascinating snapshot into the history of our area, ideal for local history buffs and schoolchildren studying history projects. There’s no dino skeletons here but there’s a mammoth skull displayed just outside the museum.
Today as a treat and a shot of inspiration, I visited the Design Museum, off Kensington High Street. One of London’s newest museums, the DM showcases examples of everyday design throughout the last century or so, from men’s shavers to graphic design. It’s a small and quiet museum, but very fascinating if you have an interest in design at all.
As the world increasingly relies on information in a digital format, there is a danger that much of our culture, history and art of the 21st century will vanish from the historical record entirely as technology becomes obsolete.