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M&S Company Archive

Interactive digital display for the M&S Company Archive

14th April, 2015

Since its humble beginnings as a single market stall in 1884, Marks & Spencer has evolved to become an iconic British brand and an internationally renowned retailer with an incredible heritage.

So we are understandably thrilled to announce that we have begun working with M&S to create an interactive digital display for the M&S Company Archive. The archive collection, held at the University of Leeds, is home to the Marks in Time exhibition – where the new digital interactive will be displayed.

The exhibition celebrates the M&S story, offering fascinating insights into the changing lifestyles and social histories of Britain. The collection is one of the richest in British retail and houses everything from the first M&S bra to images from the old St Michael magazines – remember them?

Over the years, M&S has been responsible for several high street firsts, textile innovation and food packaging to name but two. For instance, did you know Marks & Spencer was one of Britain’s major publishers of sheet music? Neither did we!

We are incredibly excited about this project and can’t wait to bring this beautiful Archive alive as a digital experience, providing a new way for visitors to explore the rich and varied M&S archive. We’ll update you again soon…