Our London correspondent Christine Chang Hanway, a trustee of The Museum of the Home (formerly known as the Geffrye Museum), recently emailed to let us know about Behind the Door, a fundraising auction featuring more than 40 works by women artists and makers. The campaign is part of a new two-year partnership between the Museum of the Home, which explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day, and the London Homeless Collective, which focuses on women and families experiencing homelessness in the UK.
Here’s what she says:
“I’ve been busy during lockdown curating a wonderful collection of donations, based around the theme of ‘Home,’ from female artisans and artists. The response from these women has been tremendous. We dared to aim high, and they exceeded our expectations in terms of their generous and innovative offerings.” The auction launches on Friday, March 19, and runs through March 25th, and will help fund the Behind the Door campaign. To register, go to Museum of the Home.
Here’s a sampling: