The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum that celebrates the ripples people leave behind, telling hidden stories using everyday objects.
For our first project MOOP worked with members of the public who had collections of everyday objects or documents they want to explore. We ran a series of workshops that allowed participants to create an artistic response to their objects – diaries, found items, photographs – culminating in a final one-week exhibition as part of the Brighton Fringe.
Our project was received with great success, with incredible reviews and emotional responses from hundreds of visitors, and we were awarded the 2018 Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award.
MOOP’s ultimate aim is to end up with a permanent space in Brighton. As well as hosting talks and workshops, MOOP returns to Brighton in November with a pop-up exhibition about hoarding.
Team MOOP consists of co-creators Jolie Booth and Lucy Malone, plus creative team member Rose Dykins.