Author Archives: rachelcockett

About rachelcockett

Museums, art and heritage. Fundraiser and donor. Equal rights and equal representation. Doing what I can to level the playing field.

Oh England

You gave me my birth Then you made me pay What is it worth Cast me away You’ve really done it now Dying in my arms You stand here with nothing But you’ve still got english charm Oh England, you’re … Continue reading

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Goodbye to an old friend

1993 I moved to Birmingham. I lived in the city centre, almost next door to Central Library. For a year it was my local lending library. I used it occasionally for borrowing books for several more years. In time I … Continue reading

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Fabulous free images from British Library

British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download. News story here. Have a play with the British Library Flickr site here. My name in fabulous typography.

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Ken Hughes. A growing legacy.

A while ago I wrote a blog about artist Ken Hughes because I owned a sculpture by him. I commented at the time that he seemed to have had a successful artistic life but that there was little about him … Continue reading

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Museums. An elaborate tapestry.

“Here was an elaborate tapestry of institutions of national and local importance woven over two hundred years.” Robert Hewison, Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain, 2014.

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Happy 2nd Birthday to @MuseumofCarpet!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Museum!.

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Hartlebury Castle’s future secured with help of Heritage Lottery Fund

Hartlebury Castle’s future secured with help of Heritage Lottery Fund.

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