Under the Sea

On Thursday, in between attending the Museums and Heritage Show and some training sessions at the Natural History Museum, I took the chance to see the current temporary exhibition, Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea. It was a beautiful, tranquil place to stop and spend some quiet moments before moving on to my next session of the day.

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Strange Creatures

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was very excited about the concept behind the Strange Creatures exhibition at UCL’s Grant Museum: depictions of animals which the artist has never seen in the flesh. While it’s not a subject I’ve given a great deal of thought to before, I have always enjoyed those medieval animal pictures where you get the feeling the artist was really just doing his best with the little he had.

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Some thoughts on #futurecurator, from someone who wasn’t there.

I wasn’t at the British Museum today. I just followed the whole thing on twitter, which is futuristic in itself.

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Curiosity and coincidence at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Following my visit to Cotton to Gold, I promised myself to make more of an effort to explore regional museums.

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Animals in Museums

I’m hugely looking forward to the Grant Museum’s exhibition Strange Creatures, which I intend to visit and post about this week. In anticipation then, I have been thinking about exhibitions which focus on animals, which seems to be something of a trend at the moment, at least in my local area.

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