Bompas & Parr's Borough Market food museum to close

Bompas & Parr is set to close its British Museum of Food (BMOF) at London's Borough Market on Saturday (23 January), however it seems the concept is here to stay.

BMOF at Borough Market will close, however a permanent site is on the cards (Emma Rios)
BMOF at Borough Market will close, however a permanent site is on the cards (Emma Rios)

Following the closure, elements of the experience will be translated into a range of different pop-up events, and they will be the subject of research projects, talks and demonstrations.

Bompas & Parr has stated that these will take place throughout the year, at which point BMOF will inhabit a permanent space. Ths could potentially mean a 2017 launch is on the cards.

The museum first opened its doors last October, and is said to have attracted nearly 10,000 visitors in that time.

Key features of the space include a peristalsis experience known as Be the Bolus, a chocolate room designed to stimulate the senses, a gallery complete with food-focused artworks and photography, and a butterfly house that supports the pollination process and features the creatures in various colours and sizes.

Members of the public are invited to visit BMOF during the final day of its Borough Market residency. 

Bompas & Parr's Height of Winter installation at The Shard is available to view until 31 January, meanwhile the duo is set to host a multi-sensory experience at Thorntons Westfield Stratford store on 28 January.

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