Beasts of London, Museum of London

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Beasts of London is the latest blockbuster exhibition by the Museum of London, using dramatic audio-visual immersive presentations to narrate the story of animals in the capital from prehistory to the present day. In partnership with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the ‘animals’ themselves tell the stories. The casting is perfect, with the voice actors well suited to their animal ‘character’. The plague-causing bacterium is voicedRead Now

Mostyn gallery, Llandudno

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Mostyn is a small contemporary gallery and visual arts centre in Wales. Originally built in 1901 for Lady Augusta Mostyn, as a space to house female artists and the Gwynedd Ladies Art Society, after being denied membership elsewhere because of their gender. The gallery reopened in May 2010 after a £5 million refurbishment, working with award winning architect Ellis Williams Architects. There are now six gallery spaces, currently holding Open 21Read Now

Mémorial de la Shoah

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On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, in 2005, the Mémorial de la Shoah opened on the district of Le Marais in the third and fourth arrondissement of Paris – an area which had large Jewish population at the beginning of the Second World War. During my solo trip to Paris in the summer, I visited the Mémorial de la Shoah after aRead Now

Exhibiting Kindertransport Online: The Educational Role of Online Museums

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Earlier this month, I spoke at a conference with the Kindertransport Exhibition about my role with Girl Museum and my thoughts on the educational role of online museums under constructivist education theory. I discussed the benefits of the online museum – one being the accessibility it offers being democratic (to anyone with internet access). While of course this shouldn’t be the case, it is undoubtedly the caseRead Now

Migration Museum: Room To Breathe

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The Migration Museum, recently moved to The Workshop in Vauxhall, is ‘telling stories of movement to and from Britain in fresh and engaging ways’. I visited Call Me By My Name: Stories from Calais when it was temporarily on display in Shoreditch (which I wrote a review of here). As the Call Me By My Name exhibition was such a brilliantly designed and interpreted exhibition (especially theRead Now

Centre Pompidou

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Since Centre Pompidou opened in the late 1970’s, 150 million visitors have been to the Centre Pompidou, with an average of 3.5 to 3.8 million visitors per year. I can see why the Centre Pompidou would be so popular. In the 4th arrondissement of Paris, the building is striking. Designed by architects Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini, the building is infamous for the iconic escalator trailing up the facadeRead Now

The Lourvre: a Beyonce Trail

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Earlier in the year, I visited Paris to hit all the museums and vegan spots the city has to offer. I blame the Eurostar holding a sale causing an impulse decision. Visiting the Louvre was of course high on the agenda. But, the sheer scale of the museum was overwhelming. How could I even begin? Beyonce’s music video had come out a few months previous,Read Now

Book Review: The Essex Serpent

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In anticipation for reading Melmouth, which has FINALLY become available at my library – I caught up with reading The Essex Serpent. After hearing such good things, I hd high hopes, but I wasn’t disappointed. The Essex Serpent follows new widow Cora Seagrave exploring 1890s Essex to hunt down a creature that has terrorised a small village on the coast. She meets and befriends localRead Now

British Museum: I object, Ian Hislop’s search for dissent

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The newest blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum follows the history and heritage of protest and public dissent. What struck me most about I Object was the self reflective tone of the exhibition, facing inwards at British Museum’s undeniable elitist authority in often displaying the ‘victors’ of history. I Object, however, does quite the opposite – displaying the stories of those in direct opposition to the elite.Read Now

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