Londoners, do you want to take part in an exhibition at the Museum of London?
The Museum of London is marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012 with a new exhibition opening in May, At Home with the Queen. Celebrating the capital’s enthusiasm and affection for the Queen, the exhibition will feature Londoners photographed in their own homes with their cherished souvenirs of Queen Elizabeth II. It will present a unique glimpse of Londoners at home with ‘their’ Queen and give a real sense of what she means to them. Royal commemorative souvenirs dating back to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 from the Museum’s collections will also be on display.
The Museum is asking Londoners to submit photographs of themselves, taken in their own homes with their treasured mementos of the Queen, to feature in the exhibition. These could be almost anything that has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on it – a much loved Silver Jubilee mug you were given as a child, your grandma’s Coronation biscuit tin, a well-used tea towel or a portrait of the Queen on your wall. Whatever it is, if it has a picture of the Queen on it and you live in Greater London, they want to hear from you.
Ten entrants will be chosen to be photographed professionally in their home with their treasured objects to appear at the heart of the exhibition.
So if want to see yourself or a loved one in an exhibition, send a photograph of yourself or your loved one and your prized Queen Elizabeth II memento, together with a brief description of it and what it means to you:
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to At Home with the Queen, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
The closing date for submissions is midnight Tuesday 31 January 2012.
The ten entrants selected to be photographed professionally for the exhibition will be notified in early February 2012.
At Home with the Queen
24 May – 4 November 2012