Stand up for Towner

Towner Art Gallery is under threat. As the largest gallery in the South East outside of London, and with an annual visitor figure in around the 150,000 region, with an exciting exhibition programme and a Learning Programme that reaches thousands of children, young people, and adults – often working with the most vulnerable members of…

MOMA PS1

This is my last Museum Adventure  from New York City. For now at least – who knows, maybe I’ll be back there one day. Like my previous adventure, in which I went to a museum in a Freight Elevator, this one also takes place in an usual space: a former school building (hence PS1, which…

Greek Tragedy and Gladiators at The Guildhall Art Gallery

First opening its doors in 1886  to display the City of London’s ever expanding collection of art, the Guildhall Art Gallery made a massive discovery just over a century later (102 years later to be precise) when London’s Roman Amphitheatre was *finally* uncovered below the Guildhall Yard. I say “*finally*” because people – and by…

Dulwich Picture Gallery: England’s First Public Art Gallery

If you’ve stumbled across this blog before, you might have noticed that I have an interest in the history of museums after discovering traces of the world’s first museum; the Musaeum Tradescantianum  at the Garden Museum, the Ashmolean and a few others besides. But what about the first Art Gallery? The oldest Art Gallery in the…