Collecting and Curating Popular Music Histories

Spice Girls

An eighteen-month project exploring practical and theoretical issues involved with preserving and representing popular music in a museum. The project was directed by Marion Leonard and supported by the Beyond Text programme of The Arts and Humanities Research Council, and involved a partnership with National Museums Liverpool and the V&A Museum in London. The research was conducted by Marion and Robert Knifton and project outputs included the Mixcase exhibition staged at Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum and featuring materials from the IPM Collections.