New Top Bod at the NPG

  This is an unusual post for me. Usually I write museums, with a focus on how I see them and little things that I find fascinating about them whether it be an object or something a bit more geeky like interpretation. Sometimes it’s just a good story, like amazing things thought lost that turn up…

Elizabeth I and her People

A brief foreword… Until I popped in to see this exhibition,  I avoided the National Portrait Gallery. I would pop into the gift shop every now and then to see if they had any badges for the Museum of Museum Badges, but I wouldn’t venture inside. The reason? Absolutely abominable treatment. There was a temporary…

Bard Romance

He may have shrugged off this mortal coil in 1616 but it seems that Britain is still in love with Shakespeare. In a recent poll, 75% of British people agreed with the statement: “I am proud of William Shakespeare as a symbol of Britain.” In the wake of these findings, this intrepid Museum Explorer took…