Geffrye Museum: Open House London

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This weekend I headed to Geffrye Museum to see what they were doing for Open House London. In part, this was a choice based on the (terrible) weather (Geffrye Museum is walking distance to my house). But, mostly, because I’m inpatient for Geffrye Museum being closed for two years for their refurbishment. On arrival, curators were asking visitor feedback and advice for how to make the reopeningRead Now

Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

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I wanted to love Everything Under by Daisy Johnson more than I did. Purchasing it from Shakespeare and Company ready for my Oh Comely book club, it was a romanticised purchase that I was hoping would lead to a new-favourite-book love affair. This was exacerbated when a few weeks later it was nominated for the Man Booker Prize Longlist. Of course, like with any highRead Now

Tate Britain: Aftermath and Art in the Wake of World War One

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Tate Britain newest blockbuster exhibition, Aftermath and Art in the Wake of World War One looks at the impact of World War One on British, German and French art. The exhibition marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and focuses on how art was influenced by the tumultuous period in the aftermath of the war. The first and second rooms lookRead Now

Podcast Review: Museum Masters

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Museum Masters is a podcast about all things museums and museology, from the point of view of two Museum Studies students Mary Akemon and Allison Bryan. As two Americans completing their Museum Studies masters in Britain, they discuss primarily the British museum sector. Museum Masters is an insightful and illuminating podcast into the world of museum study and profession. As two young female students, theyRead Now

Volunteers and the Law

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I attended one of the (brilliant) free training sessions from the Museum of London’s Museum Development (@londonmusdev on twitter) Training programme and learned an extensive, complex and considered insight into the best practice of volunteer management legality. The session was held in the learning studio’s of the Museum of London’s site, aimed primarily at smaller organisations, but opened up to all. The intention of the Museum of London’sRead Now

Museum and Heritage show 2018

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On the 16th of May I headed to my second visit to the Museum and Heritage Show. Museum and Heritage Show is an annual show held at Olympia in Kensington, held over two days it holds ’50 free talks, 150 suppliers and consultants and a raft of special features’, and the best part? It’s completely free. The first talk I attended was with All Creative Branding and HistoricRead Now

Wellcome Collection: Teeth

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This week I visited Wellcome Collection’s newest temporary exhibition, Teeth. Before this exhibition, I had obviously not considered the cultural and historical significance of teeth and dental hygiene – of course visiting Teeth at the Wellcome Collection has entirely changed that. Tracing the evolution of our relationship with our teeth, the exhibition shows 150 objects, from current dental ‘grills’, to ancient protective amulets and barber-surgeonRead Now

Volunteering at The Feminist Library

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At the weekend, I headed down to The Feminist Library to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator, Angele, to discuss volunteering. I’m delighted to join their team, helping out with their exciting series of events coming up in 2018. The Feminist Library is celebrating it’s 45th birthday this year so it’s a great time to join them. As I always arrive early to things (London travelRead Now

Tate Britain: Age of Terror

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I visited Age of Terror at Imperial War Museum quite a few months ago now, with the intention of reviewing it. I didn’t quite get around to it at the time, but better late than never. Even if there is only one month today left of the exhibition… Age of Terror is Imperial War Museum’s newest ‘blockbuster’ exhibition. Focussing on how terrorism has been represented in contemporaryRead Now

V&A Museum of Childhood Takeover Day

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Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. On 17 November 2017 over 150 museums were run by almost 4,000 children for Takeover Day, doing the jobs adults usually do. TheyRead Now