The World of Stonehenge, British Museum, London

The number of five star reviews this exhibition has received is ridiculous, so I have been excitedly waiting to see what all the fuss is about. It did not disappoint. It’s one of the first time I have seen this galley space so open and, although it was busy, it did not feel crowded like it has done previously. As always the displays were beautiful. … Continue reading The World of Stonehenge, British Museum, London

The Unfiltered History Tour, Online

Even the simplest of objects has more than one story. For example, an object could be considered from the perspective of the maker or owner, or alternatively from an artistic view or for its function, or what about for its value – but are we financially or emotionally? No museum could present all the perspectives of every object so instead they select the narrative that … Continue reading The Unfiltered History Tour, Online

Peru: a journey in time, British Museum, London

Let’s face it, visits to museums in 2021 were tricky. Covid put a stop to many things and many museums rightfully closed, or reduced visitor numbers in response. Personally, I did not managed to sit down and write up many visits because, like the vast majority of people, I was just hanging on in there. But it’s 2022, and although Covid has by no means … Continue reading Peru: a journey in time, British Museum, London

Intervention, Medicine Man Gallery, Wellcome Collection, London

Decolonising the Museum has been high on the agenda in the museum sector for a number of years. It calls for museums to address their associations with colonialism, through aspects such as their structure, collection practices and approach to work. There has been a lot of talking about it, which arguably surpass visible action. There have been some excellent examples where this has been visible, … Continue reading Intervention, Medicine Man Gallery, Wellcome Collection, London

Periods: a brief history, Vagina Museum, London

The Vagina Museum has been on my list for a visit ever since it opened its first premises in Camden Market in 2019. Predictably there are penis museums around the world (like the Icelandic Phallological Museum), but until this point, nothing on the Vagina. It’s always worth having a snoop on a museums values and mission statements and the Vagina Museum’s deserve a standing ovation.

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Museum of Portable Sound, Online

When I first started writing this blog in 2016, the idea that museums would be closed to the public because of a global pandemic had, unsurprisingly, never crossed my mind. Yet here we are. Instead of adding to the list of museums I’ve been to, I’ve spent the past year making ‘to visit’ lists. I am definitely regretting my blasé, ‘I’ll do it later’, pre-pandemic … Continue reading Museum of Portable Sound, Online