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21st Century Folk Culture. An online initiative for 2014-2015

By the time you read this the last of our current two year programme of exhibitions, Rattle Up My Boys, The Trevor Stone Archive, will have closed but will hopefully be visiting Sheffield later in May this year. We will post details as soon as we have them. In the meantime we will shortly be launching a new online exhibition venture. Featuring contributions from photographers, cultural commentators and artists, as well as participants themselves, 21st Century Folk Culture will examine different facets of folk practise existing in Britain today. The Museum of British Folklore recognises the internet is itself a conduit for folk expression – a space where urban myths can flourish and culture is shared through the unmediated channels of social media and websites. It is hoped that the exhibition series will encourage responses and stimulate discussion as a contribution to the ongoing debate about the definition of folk culture.