Night in the Museum at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

You would be forgiven for immediately jumping to the conclusion that this post is about a film franchise starring Ben Stiller. It is not. There is a subtle difference in the title (for copyright reasons one wonders?). You might think that this piece is about an over night event at the big museum in The…

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…

The Museum of Water

The Museum of Water isn’t your average museum. Set up by aquatically inspired artist Amy Sharrocks, The Museum of Water explores our relationship with the life-giving liquid and some of the very human stories that can make a few drops of H2O very precious indeed. You can find out more about the initiative on the…

Contemporary Art Hamburger

Yes, “Contemporary Art hamburger.” Or maybe not. Maybe my foreign language skills are starting to falter a little bit. What else could Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwartย mean other than “Contemporary Art Hamburger”? Oh, wait a minute: in a former life, the space was a train station taking passengers to and from Hamburg and now…