Labour History Review

Public History Review Essay

‘That Was Then, This is Now’ — Old Work and New Labour in the Work Zone, the Millennium Dome

Labour History Review (2003), 68, (2), 253–260.

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Oliver Burkeman, ‘Dome's hamster goes for £3,000, the body zone louse for rather less’, Guardian, 28 February 2001. ‘Dome's hamster goes for £3,000, the body zone louse for rather less’ Guardian Google Scholar

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For more detailed background information to the Millennium Experience and its year of operation see J. McGuigan and A. Gilmore, ‘Figuring out the Dome’, Cultural Trends, 10, 39, 2001, pp. 41-83; A. Nicolson, Regeneration, London, Harper Collins, 1999. Google Scholar

‘Why the Dome is good for Britain’, speech given by RT Honourable Tony Blair MP, 24 February 1998 ( http://www.number-10.gov.uk/default.asp?PageID=2060 Google Scholar

E. Young, ‘Man at work’, Architects Journal, 27 January 2001. ‘Man at work’ Architects Journal Google Scholar

For a photograph of the Corridor of Time, see M. Banham and B. Hillier (eds), A Tonic to the Nation: The Festival of Britain 1951, London, Thames and Hudson, 1976, p. 134. A Tonic to the Nation: The Festival of Britain 1951 134 Google Scholar

For a critical account of sponsorship and meaning in the Dome, see J. McGuigan and A. Gilmore, ‘The Millennium Dome: sponsorship, meaning and visiting’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 8, 1, 2002, pp. 1-19. ‘The Millennium Dome: sponsorship, meaning and visiting’ International Journal of Cultural Policy 8 1 19 Google Scholar

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D. Buckingham, ‘Been there, Dome that: a guided tour of New Labour's educational and cultural project’, English and Media Magazine, 42, 3, November 2000, p. 7. ‘Been there, Dome that: a guided tour of New Labour's educational and cultural project’ English and Media Magazine 42 7 Google Scholar

C. Ray, Palace of Industry, 1851, London, Cambridge University Press, 1951, p. 89. Palace of Industry, 1851 89 Google Scholar

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Gilmore, Abigail