The Mobile Museum

On July 29th 2011 the Mobile Museum will be staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of the Friday Late Summer Camp program, a series of events held over the summer to investigate the role of the user in the design process. The series looks at the shifting focus in design from lone designer to collaborative practice. This July, Summer Camp hosts Mobile Museum, a collaboration between the V&A and Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center based in Italy.


The Mobile Museum, by Fabrica designers Dean Brown and Philip Bone, is a travelling museum, with contents contributed by people from all over the world. We welcome contributions from different backgrounds. Whether you are an artist, designer, illustrator, photographer or other practitioner, we want to hear from you. The Mobile Museum collection is always changing, evolving depending on its location, with the location itself dictating the theme.


Friday Late is an innovative program of themed evening events that take place the last Friday of every month at the V&A. The events include live performances,workshops, talks, guest DJs, late night exhibition openings and film screenings that take place in and amongst the Museum’s historic collections and spaces. Friday Late is a free event which takes place between 18.30 and 22.00. The program celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and events.


The MOBILE MUSEUM will be on show at Summer Camp at the V&A on 29 July, so you can either simply visit or contribute to the MM collection.

Read more if you want to participate.

If you wish to contribute we want you to send contributions that fit with the theme of FRIDAY. Your interpretation of the theme can be very personal, ambiguous, specific, funny, profound, whatever. Contributions can range from small ephemeral printed material, to found objects, photographs, small sculptures, industrial products, posters, postcards, sketches and digital projects. We welcome postal contributions in advance, or you submit an item at the event on 29th July, between 18.30 and 19.30. For how to contribute, where to send to and our previous Mobile Museum event in Milan visit


Event Details:
Friday Late Summer Camp
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL