Memory Bank

A Biography of Blythe House

Laura Humphreys, Kevin Percival

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 502 6

    Size: 280 x 240 mm

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 160

    In association with:

    Date published: November, 2023

    UK £25 /US $30


Blythe House in London, originally built in 1903 for the Post Office Savings Bank, has for over 40 years has been the store for three national museums, the Science Museum, the British Museum and the V&A, holding millions of historical objects. The collections are now moving out to a purpose-built site, and Blythe House’s closure has been marked by specially commissioned images of its architecture, collections and occupants, along with oral history interviews and written testimonies. Memory Bank takes you behind the scenes to reveal one building’s hidden history and its unique place in British cultural and social life.

Author information

Laura Humphreys has over ten years’ experience
in curatorship, at Royal Museums Greenwich, the Museum of the Home and the Science Museum Group, and is the author of Globalising Housework.

Kevin Percival is a photographer specialising in documentary and portraiture, who has worked for the Science Museum, the British Museum and the V&A. The book of his documentary project Tanera (Ar Dùthaich) was published in 2018.