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

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

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

Grant Museum: The Museum of Ordinary Animals

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This exhibition tells the story of the boring beasts that have changed the world: the mundane creatures in our everyday lives including dogs, pigeons, cats, cows, chickens and mice. These animals are rarely represented in natural history museum displays. They are not special enough. People would rather see dinosaurs, dodos and giant whales. The Museum of Ordinary Animals gives these commonplace creatures a chance to tell theirRead Now

Wellcome Collection: Can graphic design change your life

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Can Graphic Design Change Your Life explores the interweaving connection between graphic design and medicine and health, questioning if our lives would be the same without graphic design. It would be quite easy to miss the beauty of health products. After all, we tend to only use them when we need to, i.e when we’re ill or injured – perhaps not the time when we are most absorbed inRead Now

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: 2016 Museum of the Year

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Open on the first and last Saturday of the month, at the start of this month I headed over to Bethlem Museum of the Mind. Shortlisted for the 2016 Museum of the Year award, the Bethlem Museum of the Mind tackles a difficult history in a reflective, ethically minded, and accessible exhibitions. The first thing that is wholly needed in a museum that reflects a difficult history is  friendlyRead Now

Exhibition Openings, and Exciting News!

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“Based on the ground-breaking research of Wellcome Trust Professor at Oxford Brookes University, Paul Weindling, this exhibition examines coerced experimentation in Nazi-dominated Europe. Through the portraits of victims and perpetrators, the exhibition explores the legacy of medical research under Nazism, and its impact on bioethics today.” On what felt like the rainiest day of the year, in new (and inappropriate for the weather) shoes, IRead Now

Take a seat with Josef Frank

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“Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles. The Austrian-born architect moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design ideas. Together they redefined what is regarded as Swedish Modern. This exhibition in association with Millesgården, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrantRead Now

Spark Of Life

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The story of electricity is the story of life itself. From the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains, this invisible yet vital force is intrinsic to human life. For centuries electricity has captivated inventors, scientists and artists alike, and in the modern era it has transformed our world. What Wellcome Collection does well, both in it’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, isRead Now

A Temple in London

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Ever since reading The Museum, a Temple or the Forum by Duncan F. Cameron, most museum visits for me have a background noise of thinking which they are, a forum or a temple. I visited the British Museum this week, for a lecture on the upcoming The American Dream exhibition. Opening on the 9th of March for three months, the exhibition will explore American culture,Read Now