British Museum of Food

One Cathedral Street, Borough Market, London
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This event ended on Saturday 23rd of January 2016
Admission

£5 for adults
£4 for children (under 16 years)

Location

One Cathedral Street, Borough Market, London

Nearest Stations

London Bridge 0.17 miles

Website

http://www.bmof.org/

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Bompas & Parr is delighted to announce the launch of the British Museum of Food, the world’s first cultural institution entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food.

Never before has the subject of food been explored so powerfully, with a series of exhibits that align with the quirky and disruptive style of the studio’s approach to communicating food and drink coupled with the ethos and values of a serious museum.

Opening for three months from 23rd-October, the museum is a proof of concept as it seeks a permanent home. Located in a building at Borough Market across two floors, Bompas & Parr is collaborating with the market’s managers, trustees and traders as well as a selection of different artists to initiate a new cultural institution for the capital.

Through its exhibits and experiences the museum aims to showcase the most exciting elements of food. Fundamentally it will seek to change peoples’ lives by helping them consider what they eat and to spread knowledge around nutrition and health and to recognise its role in culture. As it builds a permanent collection, it will seek to become a globally recognised national resource, a platform for experimentation and innovation, and a body that can advise government policy makers on anything related to food.

The opening exhibits manifest a variety of features that embody the museum’s motto of ‘From Field to Table, Mouth... and Beyond.’

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