Category Archives: Museums

Why Hieronymous Bosch isn’t weird. Thoughts on cultural context.

There has been an increase in stories in the press about the return of cultural objects to their place of origin. Such as Moai are family and return looted art to Africa. One discussion has centred on the benefits of … Continue reading

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How to buy a palace. And other thoughts on being a charity trustee.

I have just stepped down after almost six years as a Trustee for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. I have previously been a trustee for a range of heritage sector organisations including professional development, strategic, and heritage preservation bodies. I thought I’d … 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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Hellens Manor. A proper heritage eccentric.

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

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Ken Hughes. An artist’s life. But what legacy?

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

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What do museums do for people?

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

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From the Guardian. How to become a museum curator.

How do I become … a museum curator http://gu.com/p/3k3kv Combine with my advice on Job Applications and give it a whirl.

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OUT ON YE!: BACK UP HOME: A TALE OF JIGSAWS, NARROW ALLEYS AND BOAT GNOMES

I was reminded of this blog I did a while back because someone pinned my potato riddler label… a tale of museums and tiny people. Also potato riddling. “Born and bought up in Whitby. I live in Worcestershire and work … Continue reading

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