Art Tour

AIDD W△N D E R S - People’s Collection

14 Feb 2015

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:30

Free admission

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British Museum

London, United Kingdom


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  • Holborn (500m), Tottenham Court Road (300m), Russell Square (800m), Goodge Street (800m)
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An investigation of the British Museum's collection
by Ana Mendes, in collaboration with AIDD Collective and artistic co-advisor Ines Valle


Meeting at the doors of main entrance of the British Museum

Join us on Saturday 14 February 2015 at 2 pm to actively discover the British Museum with performance artist Ana Mendes and her artistic co-advisor Ines Valle.

People’s Collection is a project that crosses the boundaries of performance, photography and activism. The goal is to reflect on the content of the British Museum, on imperialism, memory and anthropology. It will take the form of a series of images that play in-between performance and photography, and aims to raise awareness of the legitimacy of museums around the world that keep holding objects that where looted from other territories.

Who holds the memory? What is the origin of those objects? Can patrimony be traded? To whom do they belong – to the institutions or to the people? What happens if we ask people to take a position? How strong will it be?

To kick off this project, several artists, activists and noble ‘no ones’ will gather together at the British Museum to discuss this issue and make a visit to the institution.

The project is open to the participation of everyone.

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AIDD Collective is a research group formed in December 2013 in Goldsmiths, University of London. It is dedicated to the collection and investigation of everyday protest practices and their visual representation. Visit our website for more information:


With the aim to further deepen our understanding of a somewhat porous notion of everyday protest, AIDD Collective has launched a series of leisurely daytime events. Wander, tour, stroll, and experience London through the eyes of artists, activists, research practitioners and other individuals or groups who shape the city and its conditions in an unexpected manner. 


Inês Valle

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Ana Mendes

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AIDD Collective

AIDD Collective


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