Recasting: The Museum of Classical Archaeology

I’ve written at length about my love for the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge. Recently, I was able to travel back up to this gem of a museum to check out their new exhibition: Recasting. Space-wise, the museum presents a challenge: it is one room, how can you mount an exhibition? The solution is…

Looking back at Summer – Tiny Towner Summer Specials

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a while. Sometimes, it’s hard to find a time to sit and reflect, so I have carved out some time to stop and think and share. Since starting at Towner Art Gallery, I have focused a lot on developing our Early Years offer…

LGBTQ Tours at the V&A

“There are around 4,000 LGBTQ objects in the V&A’s collection” my volunteer tour guide told me and the rest of the group as we were about to embark on the V&A’s ground-breaking LGBTQ tour.Β “Don’t worry,” she reassured us, with a smile as our feet began to ache with the thought of all that walking “We…

Harry Potter and the Material Culture of Wizards

Today is September 1st. This morning, witches and wizards would have gathered on the concourse of King’s Cross station, making their way to the magical Platform 9 ΒΎ as discreetly as possible lest a muggle notices them vanish into a brick wall, before catching the Hogwarts Express departing promptly at 11.30. I should have been…