Festival of Sleep

Working as a Museum Director brings many privileges, not least the surroundings and the sense of history. Each day is an occasion. Each visitor’s reactions and responses are fascinating.

Museum of the Home, where I have the joy to work, is a fascinating place. Set within former almshouses, the gracious 18th c proportions are domestic in scale, enabling more intimate and personal experiences for visitors as they explore what home means for them.

The Museum’s current Festival of Sleep closes on October 2, 2022. I had the good luck to record a conversation between Danielle Patten, Director of Creative Programmes and Collections and the Museum’s Curator, Louis Platman. We explored the Museum’s current Festival of Sleep, discussed how rest can be revolutionary and a spur to the imagination, as well as how curatorial decisions are made and why. It’s a rare insight into life at Museum of the Home.

Have a listen – click here to hear the podcast on Soundcloud.