BLOG: Curious Collections
Medway Queen – a heroine of Dunkirk
Built for summer day cruises in the the jazz age, Medway Queen showed her real metal during the Second World War, making no less than 7 trips as part of the unique Dunkirk….
Take to the Skies - Introducing The Shuttleworth Collection
From ‘sticks and a bit of cloth’, to a symbol of hope and stars of the silver screen - aircraft have given us wings, and changed the way we see and travel….
CFCCA – a Contemporary Chinese Collection
So this is an intriguing picture...and there's an interesting story to go with it! Allow me to introduce Katie Waring from the CFCCA... and wish you all a prosperous….
Posters for Peace - introducing The Peace Museum
In a year celebrating People Power, as the season of peace and goodwill (as well as feasting and festivity) approaches there was only one place to turn for our next….
Tunbridge Wells in 6 remarkable objects
Did you know that Tunbridge Wells was once considered a 'frontier town'? That it was the first to create a town wide phone system? That the museum mascot is a….
Wellcome Collection – a library for the incurably curious
The Wellcome Collection has been a source of intrigue and delight for me for many years. Through it I've discovered fascinating things from Mexican miracle paintings….
The RSA - a coffeehouse for the common good
I recently discovered the ultimate coffeehouse down the road from our office. An 'Enlightenment' coffeehouse - a place designed to incubate ideas….
Manchester’s Fight for Freedom: The John Rylands Library and the Peterloo Massacre
SNEAK PREVIEW! Next week a fascinating and deeply moving exhibition will open at the stunning John Rylands Library in Manchester. Drawing on their collection, it marks….
Curious Collections of the National Trust
A wooden pet, a grenade that looks like a perfume bottle and a prosthetic leg for dancing - not what immediately comes to mind when I think of things the….