The Art Explora mobile museum in the UK in collaboration with Tate and MuMo

The Mobile Museum is a unique truck touring an exhibition from the Tate national collection, on a mission to make great art accessible to everyone, everywhere - across towns, villages and remote locations. The Mobile Museum offers a programme of exhibition visits and educational, participatory art workshops in partnership with schools and community groups

Soup, Socks and Spiders! Art of the Everyday

The Mobile Museum is touring the Tate exhibition Soup, Socks and Spiders !Art of the Everyday across the Midlands and North West from 19 February until 11 May, 2024. On this 12-week tour, the Mobile Museum is visiting communities in Ashfield, Nuneaton, Stoke-on-Trent, Tarporley, Walsall and Wigan.

Bookings are now open for mobile museum tours and workshops at Haigh Hall from April 8 to 13!

Location details and free public booking options for tours and workshops updated every Monday!

21 & 24 February                          Nuneaton & Bedworth        

28 February & 2 March                Walsall Wood

6 & 9 March                                   Kirkby-in-Ashfield

13 & 16 March                                Hucknall

20 & 23 March                              Sutton-in-Ashfield

27 & 28 March                              Burslem

29 - 31 March & 2 - 6 April          Hanley

8 - 13 April                                     Haigh

17 & 20 April                                 Maltby

23 & 25 April                                Tarporley

1 & 4 May                                     Leigh

6 & 11 May                                    Walsall & Wilenhall

Real Master Productions

Soup, Socks and Spider!

Art of the Everyday

This exhibition brings together historic and contemporary works of art from Tate’s collection which present everyday objects in unexpected ways, making the ordinary extraordinary. From Andy Warhol’s celebrated Campbell’s soup can to a spider found by Cornelia Parker in the Tower of London, Art of the Everyday encourages us to look more closely at the world around us.   

Artists have always depicted objects from their everyday lives. The genre of ‘still life’ – assembling a group of items like jugs, fruit and flowers on a table to draw or paint – tells us what objects artists considered important or interesting to record. In the early 20th century, as modern art was developing, artists started to use household items in their work. These ordinary objects were cheap and readily available, allowing them to experiment, challenge expectations of what is considered art, and test out new ways of seeing the world.

Real Master Productions
Real Master Productions

Tate Liverpool and the Mobile Museum

The MuMo (Mobile Museum) was created by Ingrid Brochard and designed by artist Matali Crasset.

To find out more about MuMo's UK tour, contact us at mumouk@artexplora.org

"I loved seeing the excitement in the children's faces. Before the trip, I asked if anyone had ever been to an art gallery, and no one had so this was a really great experience for my class. The children love art and left feeling inspired.’’

Teacher

"It was absolutely fabulous to be able to access such wonderful art close to our home."

Visitor

About Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is one of the city's most iconic cultural institutions, located on the Royal Albert Dock. The gallery houses part of the national collection of modern and contemporary art, as do Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate St Ives. Tate Liverpool reaches out to all communities in the region with projects such as the Mobile Museum, which enables the gallery to tell the story of art through the prism of the city of Liverpool and the north of the country.

About MuMo

The MuMo (MuséeMobile or Mobile Museum) was founded in France in 2011 by Ingrid Brochard to make modern and contemporary art accessible to those who do not typically have access to it. School children, and social or care organisations, as well as families and the inhabitants of the towns and villages can benefit from the exhibition and discovery workshops close to their homes thanks to the reach of the MuMo.

The 2023 UK tour of the Mobile Museum is brought to you by Art Explora in collaboration with Tate and MuMo. MuMo (‘Mobile Museum’) was founded by Ingrid Brochard, designed by Matali Crasset, with the support of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso. Art Explora is grateful to Gallagher and Hiscox for providing the insurance for this project.

Photo: The Art Explora mobile museum in collaboration with Tate and Mumo. Photo Peter Byrne PA Wire

Copyright: Adagp,Paris, 2023

The Mobile Museum is a unique traveling exhibition from Tate's national collection, whose mission is to make great art accessible to everyone, everywhere - in cities, villages and remote locations. The Mobile Museum offers a program of exhibition visits and educational, participatory art workshops in partnership with schools and community groups.

Since 2011, the MuMo :

  • has had 150 000 visitors from 7 countries across Europe and Africa
  • 50% of the children who visited in had never been to a museum before
  • 50% of the villages the MuMo visited had less than 2,000 inhabitants or were in Urban Policy Districts
«The beauty of MuMo lies in its ability to bring together people who might not have otherwise connected through art.»

Ingrid Brochard, Founder of MuMo

The Radical Landscapes exhibition

First ever UK tour :

In Spring 2023, the Art Explora Mobile Museum in collaboration with Tate and MuMo toured artworks from the Tate Radical Landscapes exhibition around the Liverpool City Region.
This was the first time Tate toured works from the national collection directly to communities, and the first time the MuMo travelled to the UK. During this 10-week tour, the Mobile Museum visited locations in St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Halton and Liverpool.
Gareth Jones

The exhibition on board the Art Explora Mobile Museum included a selection of works from Radical Landscapes, which was first shown at Tate Liverpool in Summer 2022.

The exhibition featured works by JMW Turner, John Constable, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Nash, Jeremy Deller and many more. The Mobile Museum also included artworks by leading contemporary artists such as 2022 Turner Prize winner Veronica Ryan and shortlisted artist, Ingrid Pollard. This project is supported by Art Explora with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

The 2023 MuMo x Tate tour in numbers :

  • 4036 visitors
  • 10 locations
  • 40 schools

The MuMo (Mobile Museum) was created by Ingrid Brochard and designed by artist Matali Crasset.

To find out more about MuMo's UK tour, contact us at mumouk@artexplora.org

"I loved seeing the excitement in the children's faces. Before the trip, I asked if anyone had ever been to an art gallery, and no one had so this was a really great experience for my class. The children love art and left feeling inspired.’’

Teacher

"It was absolutely fabulous to be able to access such wonderful art close to our home."

Visitor

About Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is one of the city's most iconic cultural institutions, located on the Royal Albert Dock. The gallery houses part of the national collection of modern and contemporary art, as do Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate St Ives. Tate Liverpool reaches out to all communities in the region with projects such as the Mobile Museum, which enables the gallery to tell the story of art through the prism of the city of Liverpool and the north of the country.

About MuMo

The MuMo (MuséeMobile or Mobile Museum) was founded in France in 2011 by Ingrid Brochard to make modern and contemporary art accessible to those who do not typically have access to it. School children, and social or care organisations, as well as families and the inhabitants of the towns and villages can benefit from the exhibition and discovery workshops close to their homes thanks to the reach of the MuMo.

The 2023 UK tour of the Mobile Museum is brought to you by Art Explora in collaboration with Tate and MuMo. MuMo (‘Mobile Museum’) was founded by Ingrid Brochard, designed by Matali Crasset, with the support of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso. Art Explora is grateful to Gallagher and Hiscox for providing the insurance for this project.

Photo: The Art Explora mobile museum in collaboration with Tate and Mumo. Photo Peter Byrne PA Wire

Copyright: Adagp,Paris, 2023

The Mobile Museum is a unique traveling exhibition from Tate's national collection, whose mission is to make great art accessible to everyone, everywhere - in cities, villages and remote locations. The Mobile Museum offers a program of exhibition visits and educational, participatory art workshops in partnership with schools and community groups.

Since 2011, the MuMo :

  • has had 150 000 visitors from 7 countries across Europe and Africa
  • 50% of the children who visited in had never been to a museum before
  • 50% of the villages the MuMo visited had less than 2,000 inhabitants or were in Urban Policy Districts
«The beauty of MuMo lies in its ability to bring together people who might not have otherwise connected through art.»

Ingrid Brochard, Founder of MuMo