Amy, Amy, Amy:A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum

I never thought I would ever wonder what famed songstress Amy Winehouse’s chicken soup would taste like. “It was awful” claimed her brother Alex, co-curator of Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait the new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Camden, “but,” he concedes, “her meatballs were always excellent.” It’s the little details like this that…

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

The name of this museum gives very little away. Usually museums are very literal beings, usually you know what you’re going to get with a Natural History Museum or even a Marzipan Museum. I realise there are some exceptions to this general rule and this and the Workshop for the Blind Museum (thank you google translate)…

London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2012

London has more museums than any other major city; there are big ones, little ones and many more in between. Last night I was lucky enough to be in attendance at a swanky soiree at the Museum of London to celebrate the most important people in London’s museums. Not the Neil Macgregors, but the people…