What is the Museum world’s favourite Disney song?

Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid’s Oscar Award winning score is the go-to Disney anthem for anything museological. It’s about a collection and a desire for knowledge with just a soupcon of teenage angst thrown in for good measure. I’ve referenced it in more than one blog post, the fab team at The Ministry of…

Top 5 Little Seen Treasures of the British Museum

As part of my work with families at the British Museum,  it’s always nice to direct people to some of the treasures they might otherwise miss. It gives the visitors a more positive experience and I get to share my favourite bits with everyone who asks “What should I see while I’m here?” So, I…

Mysteries of the Museum.

“Look at this stuff,” you think as you wander around the museum, your footsteps softly echoing as you make your way from one artefact to the next. “Isn’t it neat?” your thoughts might continue if you were American or predisposed to using ironic, retro-cool colloquialisms in your internal monologues. As you make your way through…

In which the Adventurer visits a celebrity badger…

Taxidermy might, to some, represent all that is wrong with museums. Beautiful specimens are ripped from their natural habitat, stuffed and placed in a glass cabinet to be gawped at as they accumulate dust. To others, taxidermy can represent all the positive aspects too; the preservation of beautiful specimens.  A chance to see an animal…