Author Archives: rachelcockett
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
“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.
Happy 2nd Birthday to Museum!.
Hartlebury Castle’s future secured with help of Heritage Lottery Fund.
A visit to Hellens, a Jacobean manor house in Herefordshire, was such a delight and produced so many pictures, I felt a blog was the thing. To start. Some serious door knockers. The toilets were a mini-museum in their own … Continue reading
This little plaster sculpture of a female head belonged to my Grandma, Mary Cockett. She lived in a sewing box (the head not my Grandma…) for several years. Recently I rediscovered her. She’s by an artist called Ken Hughes. I … Continue reading
1603. This happened. King James the First Uniting England and Scotland, Paul Rubens, 1632-33. ©Birmingham Museums Trust. 1706. This happened. Treaty of Union, 1706. 18 September 2014. This might happen. ©Maddy Burrows, 2014. BTW. More fabulous images by students at … Continue reading
I was cleaning the bedroom (yeah exciting) and actually read the label on one of the travel trunks that form my furniture. Cunard Line. Dr & Mrs Howard. Ship: Carinthia. Class: Tourist. Date of Sailing: 20th Dec 1964. From: Greenock. … Continue reading
I am currently on the National Arts Fundraising School. Thinking about museums and why people and organisations should fund them. I wrote this. What do Museums do for People? We tell their stories. We inspire them to create. We encourage … Continue reading
How do I become … a museum curator http://gu.com/p/3k3kv Combine with my advice on Job Applications and give it a whirl.