Virtual Tour of Dulwich Picture Gallery, Online

This time I have gone all out ‘virtual tour’. I got myself a pair of cardboard virtual tour glasses for my phone from ebay. This set me back less than £4, but I figured it had the potential to get me round a few more of the available 360 degree tours. Continue reading “Virtual Tour of Dulwich Picture Gallery, Online”

Virtual visit to Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy, London

There’s two things that it’s worth saying at the start. I’m not a massive Picasso fan and I like an art exhibition, but I find that sometimes they are a bit boring (SORRY). But, I thought I would give the virtual tour of the Royal Academy’s Picasso and Paper exhibition a go. And I’m really glad I did. Continue reading “Virtual visit to Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy, London”

Virtual Empathy Museum, Online and Podcast

In my quest to find virtual museums to visit during the covid-19 lock down in the UK, I rediscovered the Empathy Museum. The Empathy Museum has no dedicated space, but instead tours and has popup events. It consists of a series of participatory art projects, which are dedicated to helping those that engage with it to look at the world through the eyes of others.
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Virtual Museum of Broken Relationships, Online

It feels a bit like we are living in an episode of Black Mirror doesn’t it? Like everyone else, I had a lot of plans for this year, but now phrases like “social distancing” and words like “furlough” are the new norm and I am back at home with my parents. The world, which seemed very big, is now the size of our house. Continue reading “Virtual Museum of Broken Relationships, Online”

Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire, Grant Museum, London

Museums are exhausting. It’s day one of 2020 and I am just so god damn tired. I’m just starting year six of being a museum professional. I’ve had five different jobs made up of multiple extended contracts. I’ve moved house five times, moved hundreds of miles, started a second Masters and volunteered a few places too. I live on a tight budget, commute three hours a day and frankly every other day I debate quitting because why the hell haven’t I got into a stable enough position to achieve the ultimate goal of getting a cat?! (Seriously it should not be this difficult to get a cat). Continue reading “Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire, Grant Museum, London”

New York

I only had a short stay in New York so there was no chance I would be able to get to the hundreds of museums there. There was also no chance I could afford to; Brits really forget how luck they are to have so many free museums! Also this holiday wasn’t really my choice, obviously I was happy to go, but the visit was actually for my partner’s birthday and there are only so many museums that you can incorporate into someone else’s birthday treat. Continue reading “New York”