BRITISH MUSEUM OF FOOD

‘FROM FIELD TO TABLE, MOUTH… AND BEYOND.’ THE BRITISH MUSEUM OF FOOD IN LONDON, WAS 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.

Open for three months from 23rd-October, the temporary museum have been a proof of concept as it seeks a permanent home. Located in a building at Borough Market across two floors, Bompas & Parr have been 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.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

- Be the Bolus – the Peristalsis Experience
- Choco-Phonica – a sonic wonderland focused on chocolate
- The British Menu Archive – a selection of historical and beautiful menus
- The Butterfly Effect – the story of the unsung heroes of pollination
- Atelier of Flavour – a gallery showcase of food as art

 

Bompas & Parr is seeking charitable status for the museum and assembling a board of trustees ahead of seeking financial support to establish a permanent museum. The temporary museum in Borough Market is now closed. They are seeking a permanent home for BMOF, and will shortly be announcing the future for the museum.