Showing Me, Showing you

Ten points if you realised that the title of this post is a reference to an ABBA song. Technically this post should be called Showing you Show Me but I thought the ABBA-tastic title was a bit more catchy. Now, you may be wondering “What on earth is Show Me?” That’s a perfectly natural question. Unless you’re…

How a moth started a good conversation

If this was a late Victorian novel, this post would have a long-winded and over-blown subtitle. Something along the lines of “Or, How Posting A Picture Of A Moth Prompted An Unexpected But Lovely Conversation With A National Museum.”  But, the fact of the matter is, this is a blog post, not a late Victorian novel,…

The Art of the Game

So today, whilst doing actual legitimate research for work (no, really) I stumbled across this rather remarkable painting. It’s called The Art of the Game by Michael J. Browne and you can find it at the National Football Museum. It was painted in 1997 and, as you can see – it can only be described…

The Museum of Museum Badges

It was a cold, wet Thursday at the end of June when I had the beginnings of an idea. I was preparing for the next installment of my weekly twitter feature #BadgeOfTheWeek when it struck me: in this crazy here-one-nano-second, vanished-into-the-void-the-next digital world we have now, there must be something more …well, permanent I could do with…

Say Hello to my Not-So-Little Friend

It was one day during my holidays that I had the urge to visit one of my all-time favourite museums – the Horniman Museum. The fact that if was founded by a tea merchant just adds to the reasons of why I love it and apparently you can still buy Horniman Tea in Spain… I…