Museum of London - 'blue light' collection

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3652
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the success of the new 'Crime Museum Uncovered' exhibition at the Museum of London, will you re-examine the case for bringing together the historic collections of the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service as part of a 'Blue Light' collection? Will you explore whether a permanent home could be found for this collection as part of the Museum of London's plans to move from the Barbican to Smithfield Market?

Answer

Answer for Museum of London - 'blue light' collection

Answer for Museum of London - 'blue light' collection

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 'Crime Museum Uncovered' has been part of collaboration efforts between the Museum of London, MPS and MOPAC.

I am delighted that the Museum of London and MPS have worked so well together and encourage them to continue to do so.

On 5 October, I announced my ambition for a permanent home for the MPS's historical collection in London.