In Pictures: A Miniature Hackney @ Museum Of London

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In Pictures: A Miniature Hackney @ Museum Of London
The artist peers over his creation.
The artist peers over his creation.
The artist inside the glass cabinet.
The artist inside the glass cabinet.
The model is carried to its new setting.
The model is carried to its new setting.
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Peering inside the properties.
Peering inside the properties.
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Check out the posters on the side of the building.
Check out the posters on the side of the building.
The artist peers over his creation.
The artist peers over his creation.
The artist inside the glass cabinet.
The artist inside the glass cabinet.
The model is carried to its new setting.
The model is carried to its new setting.
16280_molmodelghetto.jpg
Peering inside the properties.
Peering inside the properties.
16280_molmodelmain.jpg
Check out the posters on the side of the building.
Check out the posters on the side of the building.

The £20 million refurbished Galleries of Modern London at the Museum of London are coming on apace. When we last visited, a couple of months ago, the three-year refurbishment work to the basement levels was nearing completion, and preparations were underway to start shifting exhibits into the revamped spaces.

Of all the new installations going into the galleries, this one particularly caught our eye. Artist Tom Hunter has created a scale replica of a terrace block in Hackney, contained within a £40,000 glass case. The Lilliputian streetscape is recreated in exquisite detail, even showing the illuminated interiors of the houses. See if you can work out which streets are included.

The model, known as The Ghetto, can be viewed from 28 May when the new galleries open. In the meantime, click through the gallery above for a sneak peek.

All images courtesy of the Museum of London.

Last Updated 15 February 2010