Pinch Punch first of the year

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This highly intelligent and witty title is of course referring to this being my first blog post of 2017! It’s almost a year since living in London and I’ve still not been to all the Museums. (Not that I was ever expecting to, there’s about ninety???) I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of cartoons, excluding the Beano, of which I had a membershipRead Now

Don’t visit a University museum in Freshers Week

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My main piece of advice to any museum visitor, don’t go to a University museum during Freshers Week. The idea of university museums is incredible, inspiring the students to be curious, to learn about history or science or art in ways that books or lectures just never could. But, freshers week, avoid. I didn’t do this. I didn’t even think of this. That said, obviously,Read Now

The Best, and Worst, Thing about Living in London

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It’s been circling around in my head for what seems like weeks, how to write about the opening of Tate Modern’s new building. Circling spiralling thoughts of how to write in a way that is concise, intellectual, factual. So much so, ironically, I’ve left it too late to discuss it as ‘new’ at all. Today I realised: it doesn’t matter. I realised this wearing myRead Now

Note to Self:

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Note to self: ALWAYS check the website before visiting a museum or gallery. That’s what I didn’t do when I visited House of Illustration as part of #25ToDos. (Remember that? Visiting 25 museums in 25 weeks – kind of keeping it up!) I’m sure the website would’ve informed the entire permanent gallery was closed in-between exhibitions. I’m sure the social media feeds would’ve informed the entire permanent galleryRead Now

#Volunteersweek

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As part of my pledge to visit 25 museums in 25 weeks, I visited Jewish Museum London. I was beginning my route around the History: A British Story gallery, when I heard a little voice behind me, “hello, would you like me to show you round?” I was shown around by a lovely, passionate, knowledgeable, engaging volunteer called Maureen Moses. What struck me about theRead Now

An Ode to Grandeur

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Museums are for the objects. Art galleries are for the artworks. I know that. But there really is something to be said for the grandeur of architecture. Disclaimer: I’ve never studied the significance of museum and gallery architecture, so I’m only speaking as an uneducated visitor. I visited Tate Britain as part of my 25 To Do’s pledge, to visit one museum or gallery aRead Now

25 to-do’s of London

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I’ve lived in London since the 21st of February. The three month mark has just been and gone. And I’ve realised, I’ve done nothing. Commuting, working two jobs, moving house twice, and interning has taken its toll on my spare time. Not that that’s a complaint, I love all the things I’m doing, so much. But I’m also taking London for granted. So here’s me, makingRead Now