Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Longlist

This year was one of the biggest years we have had for the Family Friendly Museum Award. Over 700 nominations were cast, which meant that the Kids in Museums team, including yours truly, had to reply to, collate and sift through a lot of paperwork to work out which institutions were deserving of a place…

Museums in books: Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first published on 26th May, all the way back in 1897. The story of the infamous blood-sucking Count has been retold almost countless times since it was first written, well maybe not countless. According to The Telegraph, the eponymous vampire has made an appearance in over 1000 novels and 200 films. But…

Blogs, blogs everywhere!

I haven’t blogging as regularly as I used to. There’s been quite a few reasons for this, mostly to do with work. First of all there was the Job Hunt which was closely followed by a university course beginning and of course, actually settling in to the new role.  All of which left precious little…

Museums and the Movies: Batman and Robin

Joel Schumacher’s 1997 Batman and Robin is not only one of the worst super-hero films ever made (it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 11%), it killed off the Batman movie franchise until Christopher Nolan resurrected it, destroyed careers and forced George Clooney to apologise to Adam West. Sure, I loved it when I was…

Here’s MOOCing at you, kid

It looks like MOOCs are going to be the Next Big Thing, or at least a new big thing. Maybe just a thing. Now, before I go any further I’m going to explain what I’m going on about. A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, and although they aren’t exactly a brand new concept,…