We are all about making hidden lives visible – the sections of society that have been left out of traditional museum narratives.
We work with local people to creatively explore collections of objects that belong to ordinary people – diaries, documents, love letters photographs and more.
The results of this practice become the exhibits and installations displayed in our ‘pop-up’ museum. Revealing the power and ability of objects to tell ordinary people's stories. We are all about making visible hidden lives – the sections of society that have been left out of traditional museum narratives.
Our first pop-up museum took place at The Spire during the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2018, where we won the Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH.
Next up we created MINI MOOP: CHRISTMAS, which took place at the Jubilee Library in Brighton and ran throughout December 2018, with free admission during normal library opening hours. MINI MOOP gathered objects from the public that represented people’s feelings towards and experiences of Christmas, captured Brighton Christmas traditions and told stories about Brightonians that had links to Christmas.
At the Brighton Fringe Festival 2019, MOOP will return with MOOP: STORIES, delving deeper into the collections we exhibited at our award-winning MOOP in 2018. Learning more about the stories behind the objects and discovering the journey that each participant went on to create their exhibits. Sharing how it felt to be telling their stories and presenting their collections within the museum.