Let’s look at the numbers

It’s that time of year again when everyone in the museum sector gets more than a little bit obsessed with numbers. It’s year end report time, a chance for us to maybe shout and celebrate or maybe think “What on Earth happened?”. Each museum, gallery or cultural site has its own number-story to tell at…

What is the Museum world’s favourite Disney song?

Part of Your Worldย 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,ย the fab team at The Ministry of…

Museums do Star Wars Day

May the Fourth, as you be aware, is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, one doesn’t have to use ‘intergalactic’ but I feel it adds a certain gravitas. It’s a day when fans of George Lucas’ epic space opera rejoice in the fact that the date sounds like a Jedi blessing.ย May the Force be with you, is…

Which cities have the most museums?

It’s come up in quite a few blog posts that I like my numbers. I track the stats for Towner Art Gallery’s Learning programme, and like to keep an eye on how we’re doing with family visitors at the British Museum’s Samsung Digital Discovery Centre too. Numbers, you must realise, only tell a small part…