Do you have a stash of old tickets at home? Would you like to contribute to an amazing new artwork that will become part of a major exhibition?
London Transport Museum is working on an exciting new project with artist Susan Stockwell, who has been commissioned to create a map for next year’s exhibition, Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography.
Susan’s artworks often feature recycled materials, from computer parts through to used money, which are transformed into beautiful works of art. On this occasion Susan’s work will be made entirely of used transport tickets.
The artwork will explore the role of tickets not only as a ‘travel enabler’, but as a memory or symbolic representation of a journey. Tickets serve as a souvenir of people’s personal journeys; a memento from a particular point in time, filled with emotions and memories.
Have some transport tickets you’ve been saving? We’re busy collecting as many used transport tickets and associated memories as we can, which may be used in Susan’s artwork. They can be any transport mode and from any country – winning prize for most unusual ticket so far goes to our Young Consultant, Elvis, and his elephant ride ticket from India. We’d also love to hear any stories or memories you might have related to your donation.
Should you like to contribute, please send your ticket(s), along with a paragraph of associated memories, to:
39 Wellington Street
If you don’t have any tickets, but would still like to contribute, comment or email us your favourite transport journey – from the regular and mundane to the weird and wonderful, we’d love to hear from you!