Museum Mannequins: An everyday Adventure in Museum Education

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of museum mannequins. Long term readers of this blog will be familiar with my fondness for these plastic people, as would anyone who follows my Instagram feed. Mannequins can be a useful tool for interpretation in museums, especially when it comes to demonstrating how costumes would have…

Kids in Museums: Family Friendly Museum Award 2016 Shortlist

Things are a little bit different for the Family Friendly Museum Award this year, Kids in Museums have skipped the long list stage, and have opted for a longer shortlist instead. Normally, when the team come together to sift through the nominations, to pan for gold, our aim is to find about 20 or so…

Fun Facts: Kids in Museums’ Family Friendly Museum Award

Today, the Kids in Museums Team is sitting down together to go through all the nominations for the Family Friendly Museum Award for 2016, to sift through all the emails, sketchbooks, letters an the rest of the nominations whatever form they take. It’s one of my favourite things about working with such a wonderful organisation,…

Pokemon in Museums and Museums in Pokemon

I’ve been playing Pokemon for the last 20 years. I still have my old copies of Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow hidden away in the loft somewhere, and the more recent incarnations of the popular monster catching franchise are still constant features on my more up-to-date Gameboy. Now, if you know anything about the game,…