Last week I had asbestos awareness training – it’s not a very attractive museum related topic, but it was incredibly interesting. I’ve had basic asbestos training before, so I was aware of the dangers of asbestos, but this is the first time that I have had training from a UKATA (United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association) registered training provider.
Whether or not museums should have and display human remains is a much debated topic and a very interesting one. It’s also one that’s close to my heart having completed a dissertation as part of my Masters in Museum Studies entitled ‘What frameworks do different repositories in Northern Ireland follow in relation to the care of human remains’.
In the past I have gone to art galleries to admire paintings. But more recently, I’ve been learning about frames, which means my eyes are now distracted from the art to gaze at what’s around it instead.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years you will have heard of 3D printing. Just in case you have just dragged yourself into the light of this century, welcome back, the thing that I’m referring to is incredibly developed technology that allows you to create 3 dimensional physical objects from virtual images. Continue reading “3D Printing and Museums”
In comparison to my other picture filled blogs this one may seem a bit boring, but I want to share my museum experiences. Like many people starting off in the museum sector, I’m currently in quite an uncomfortable position. My contract is ending and unless I’m told otherwise, from August I am without a job. Continue reading “Why Work in a Museum?”
‘I want you to lead on this’, is one of the most daunting things a line manager can say, or at least it is when it’s the first time you’re asked to lead on a large museum event. But that is how it started. Continue reading “Planning a Museum Event – Late Shows at The Great North Museum: Hancock”