To celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Museum of Brands exhibition ‘Jubilee, Jubilee’ showcases souvenirs and commemorative products made to mark the royal jubilees of the past. Mementoes of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, George V’s Silver Jubilee of 1935 and Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee of 1977 will go on display as well as the new keepsakes launched to commemorate the recent Diamond Jubilee.
Waste Not, Want Not
During WWII Britain had to economise on raw materials, save on energy and salvage scarce commodities, encouraged by a powerful propaganda machine. Whether the message was to grow your own vegetables, make do and mend, or recycle paper, uppermost in everyone's mind was the need to be sparing in the use of meagre resources. While few may now remember those years of rationing and blackouts, the lessons from the past can teach us how to make better use of limited resources today. This exhibition is part of the museum's new initiative 'Packaging our Sustainable Future', sponsored by Tesco.
Packaging a Sustainable Future
Packaging has become one of the hottest environmental issues of recent years, increasingly required to justify its existence. The nation's favourite brands have risen to the challenge. This exhibition, sponsored by Tesco, explains the importance of packaging, how it has developed over the years and how manufacturers, retailers and designers are working together to adopt a more sustainable approach.