City of Repatriation



The controversial artefacts from the British Museum are set to be returned to its rightful owner. Sited in Thamesmead, the museum follows the steps of V&A’s shift to the East for a museum of the future and in social and cultural urban regeneration.

The City of Repatriation hosts the process of return, scanning, copying and preservation of the cultural artefacts through digital fabrication and replication. through the act of repatriation, the scheme aims to alter the image of Britain after long years of political colonial controversy.

In the museum’s long-term life, alongside the museums displays, the museum provides digital studio residences and pop-up shops for local designers to reinvigorate the design and arts cultural identify of Thamesmead.


Max Dewdney & David Hemingway