Museum of the Year

Level 4 BA Fine Art students at Liverpool John Moores University have collectively reimagined the idea of the museum by founding and creating their own – links to these are below. These new organisations pose questions about the impulses that sit behind the act of collecting, as well as inquire into the reasons for preserving and conserving objects. 

The project, known as The Museum of The Year, arises out of a series of sessions led by Adam Carr and Rory Macbeth, and supported by the BA Fine Art team, in which museum culture and the history and practice of exhibition-making were investigated. The sessions enabled students an insight into the history and context of art and exhibition-making and through the lens of collecting, looked at how gathering and categorising objects can traverse both practices. One of the primary aims was to stimulate and empower students’ creativity at a time when museums and galleries are closed, particularly in the UK. 

From the Museum of Bad Looks to the Museum of Nan's Unnecessary Necessary Nicknacks, the students have brought together collections of artworks, objects and artefacts with interventions and guest contributions. Unlike other museums, those part of The Museum of The Year are free to access and remain open 24/7. 

Rob Morris

The Museum of Chilled Products

Mina Isham

Museum of Humanity

Freya Bolton 

Museum of Hidden Beauty

Sarah Eaton-Taylor

Museum of Change

Jade Miller

The Museum of Nightmares

Diane Adams

Museum of Things Rendered Useless 

Kady Garrett 

The Museum of I <3 Nostalgia

Faye Roberts

The Museum of Plants

Jake McHugh 

museum of things that could be considered slightly absurd

Natalia Szumiec

Museum of Rocks

Aiden Phillips 

An empty museum that feels

Lewis Heaton 

The Mobile Museum of  Waste

Erin Grainger

The Museum of Secrets

Willow Beggs

The Museum of my AWFUL diet 

Millie Eccleshall 

The Museum of Nan's Unnecessary Necessary Nicknacks

Erin Roddy

The Vague, like The Hague but worse.

Madison Swart 

National Museum of Movement

Alex Moore

Museum of  Quarantine Dreams

Molly Mousdell

The Museum of Mess

Catherine Isabella Bennett 

Museum of my council estate

Hannah Browne

The Museum of By-products

Adaia Jennings 

The Museum of Uni Décor

Sara Artibani 

The Museum of Marine Debris


Rebecca Gee

Museum of Dirty Looks

Amy Donegan 

The Museum of Ridiculously Inaccurate Objects

Halyna Maystrenko-Grant

Museum of Stuff

Martina Latter

Museum of Unorganization

Steph Jenion

Museum of Horror

Chloe McCormick

The Museum of Identity Crisis

Beth Easson 

Museum of Natural Patterns 

Gemma Stafford

The art museum of paper plates

Ruby Chadwick

The Museum of Views

Kai Harper

Museum of Portals

Remaya Hamblin 

Museum of Memories

Rebecca Day

Interaction Museum

Jordan Duggan

The Museum of Problems

Jess Hart

Museum of Skin

Georgia Simpson

Museum of Witchcraft

Orla Carter 

The Museum of No Fucks (I have none left to give)

Willow Fisher

The Museum of Expired Art Supplies

Lois Kennerley

The Museum of Deceiving Photos

Neave Hodgson-Ali

Museum of Observations

Andrew Cain

The Museum of Light

Mabel Siwiak

The Museum of Swigging from Bottles

Jess King

Museum of Puzzles

Xanthe Grabrovaz Tilzey

The museum of described objects, as in objects described in books etc. 

Caroline Campion

The Lemon Museum

Zana Rose Plumb

Museum of Intimacy 

Erin Lorimer 

The Permanent Museum of Temporary Marks

Megan Davidson 

The Museum of Things I've Left Behind

Izabelle Murphy

Museum of Light

Luke de-Vaal

Museum Of Procrastination

Ethan Talbot

Museum of Identity

Lucia Lernyei 

The Museum of Tout

Sophie Clubb 

Museum of Distortion

Leah Bevan

Museum of Unprofessionalism

Lucy Mayers

The Museum of Assistance

Elizabeth Morrison

The Museum of a Spectrum of Colours

Liv Britton

Museum of Human Senses

Nicole Sotirova

Museum of Confession 

Charlie Smith

Museum of Nightmares 
Museum of Mental Health
Museum of Beauty

Sophie Stanway

The Museum of Patriarchal Necessities in an All Female Home 

Alice Poxon

The museum of the unveiled

Lili Moore 

The Museum of Love

Chloe Krol

The Museum of Nudes

Lucy Turner 

The museum of Open Conversations

Abbey Foy

Museum of Many Things

Liam Hopkins

The Museum of Reflection

Megan Jones

Museum of Hide and Seek

Museum of Bus Stops 

Museum of innocence 

Ella Priestley 

The F Word Museum 

Amy Walkerdine 

Museum of Holographic Theory

Megan McPartland

The museum of Dead Flowers

Bailey Griffin 

The Museum of Phases

Liv Vacanti 

The Museum of Disregarded Shit

Ella Mock

Museum of Wearable Works

Jordan Powell-Woods

Biohazard Museum