The Library is an experimental library and social space, inviting visitors to explore radical possibilities about what the future of the museum might be. How might future generations shape museums 10, 20 or 50 years from now?
The Library looks to the future of museums beyond Circuit, drawing on the experimental ways of working with young people in museums and gallery spaces developed through the Circuit programme. The installation presents zines, resources, quotes and publications, as well as informal social space for visitors to hang out, discuss ideas and encounter others.
The Library looks beyond the museum to the wider cultural and social landscape and emerging collectives, creative and social start-ups from millennial culture. Exploring themes of studio, space, collective, and workplace, The Library celebrates the ideas and change that we can realise together.
The installation is curated by Rachel Noel, visual artist and Assistant Curator, Young People’s Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. First shown during the Circuit conference at Nottingham Contemporary, then at the Circuit celebration at Primary, it will be installed at Tate Modern in April 2017 along with staff commissions by Sally Noall, Alice Thickett and Hannah Kemp-Welch.