Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

I’m back at the British Museum, this time exploring their LGBTQ Histories in a new display in room 69a, Desire, Love, Identity. The exhibition draws on a couple of projects the British Museum has undertaken to unearth some of the hidden histories in its 8 million strong collection. We are seeing quite a bit of this kind…

Hockney at Tate and the British Museum

Now is a very good time to be a David Hockney fan.  The Bigger Splash painter is starring in a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain, has a small but significant showing of his Cavafy prints at the British Museum and back at Tate Britain, Hockney is playing a supporting role in Queer British Art. All…

Museums do Star Wars Day

May the Fourth, as you be aware, is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, one doesn’t have to use ‘intergalactic’ but I feel it adds a certain gravitas. It’s a day when fans of George Lucas’ epic space opera rejoice in the fact that the date sounds like a Jedi blessing. May the Force be with you, is…

Nominations open for Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

Yes, the most mammoth award in the museum world is back! Nominations are open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum award. Museums, galleries, heritage sites and any other cultural venue that can stretch its definition to museum have until noon on the 2nd June 2017 to answer one simple question: What makes *you* the…