After many months of behind the scenes form filling, we are very pleased to be lending some objects to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new show So you want a Revolution?: Records and Rebels 1966-70. When Simon met the curators last year and told them about the fantastic collection here in Boscastle they were really keen for the MWM collection to be part of the exhibition.
Records and Rebels opens on Saturday 10 September 2016 in London, and will tour extensively across Europe and North America. The exhibition will focus on the social, political, and cultural changes of the latter half of the 1960s and the search for a better world. A section of the exhibition will consider Wicca and a revived interest in the Occult as part of this. One of the objects on loan is this fabulous recent donation from Patricia Crowther (photographed in 1968):
MWM objects will mingle with other fascinating collections charting revolutionary new ways of living: underground magazines from Oz to the International Times; a shopping list written behind barricades during the 1968 Paris student riots; a moon rock on loan from NASA alongside the space suit worn by William Anders, who took the defining ‘Earthrise’ photograph on the Apollo 8 mission; a rare Apple 1 computer; an Ossie Clark costume for Mick Jagger; original artworks by Richard Hamilton; shards from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar; the suits worn by John Lennon and George Harrison on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and handwritten lyrics for ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ by the Beatles.
I am sure you will agree that this is not only great publicity for MWM, but it also demonstrates the strength and depth of the collections and their continued relevance today.