We did plan to do a museum about social history of women, but as the project developed we decided a more interesting angle was from the perspective of the victims of Jack the Ripper”—former Google exec Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, explaining why a proposed women’s history museum was revealed, once constructed, to be a Ripper museum instead.

Illustration showing police discovering the body of one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, probably Catherine Eddowes, London, England, late September 1888. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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