2020 Summary; featuring ‘A Brave New World’ and ‘From Where I Stand’

The politest thing I could say about this year is that it has given me the sense of living through something historic. Frankly, I think I’d rather not live through interesting times, it’s been unpleasant to say the least.

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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”