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Mr Tom Butler
PhD Student

Research area(s)

Changing Places: Evaluating the socio-cultural impact and experiential change of the new Museum of London in Smithfield

In 2024 the Museum of London (MoL) moves to a new location in West Smithfield. One of Europe’s largest cultural capital projects, the move will radically transform the Smithfield neighbourhood. My PhD research evaluates the impact that culture-led development has on a neighbourhood’s sense of place in the context of sustainable urban development and socially-engaged museum practices. It investigates the socio-spatial impact and experiential change that the MoL move will generate.