Ruth Ellis to be remembered in Hampstead museum’s makeover

Ruth Ellis
Ruth Ellis

source: Camden New Journal
published: 19 January 2018

Plans for a major revamp of the Hampstead Museum at Burgh House are under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary in 2019 of the Grade I historic Queen Anne mansion being saved from being sold off by Labour-controlled Camden Council.

But it will mean the launch – and success of – a fundraising drive to cover the estimated £100,000 cost of the enterprise, which will result in the museum’s permanent collection no longer being based in a chronological order over past centuries.

“We want to take everything out and look at the collections to see exactly what exactly we’ve got and then put everything back after re-designing them,” said Rebecca Lodge, the museum’s curator since 2010.

“The nature of our displays is that they are quite ad hoc. What we’re hoping to do is to promote the important stories and anecdotes about Hampstead from the past and introduce the new galleries next year.

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