The Museum was founded in 1984 by consumer historian Robert Opie.
The objectives of the charity are to educate the public on design and in particular to the subjects of advertising and packaging and their history by establishing and maintaining a museum to be open to the public for displaying exhibitions.
The purposes of the charity are:
To advance education in the subject areas relevant to the Museum
To increase access to learning experiences for wider audiences
To maintain and preserve the heritage represented by this Museum
The current main objectives of the charity are to:
Advance the enjoyment and understanding of commercial art, design, and social and consumer history to as wide an audience as possible
Offer high quality learning experiences to a range of existing and new audiences
Increase opportunities to access the collection through raised awareness
Enhance the breadth of understanding of the Museum through integration with creative industries
Develop community ties through learning and volunteering programmes
Preserve objects and specialist knowledge for future generations to experience
We opened in Gloucester in 1984, moved to London in 2005, and are now a top 10 London attraction.
Notting Hill London
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