May 23, 2016

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{Belgium} Museum Marathon Brussels

1 day, 17 museums, around 20km and over 25,000 steps! That is how I chose to spend International Museum Day (18th May) last week. Sounds crazy? Well, maybe it was a little. But it was also heaps of fun. Two years ago, I organised a Museum Marathon around Berlin, rising to the challenge of London, who had held the inaugural Museum Marathon the year before in 2013. Since then, the question on every museogeek’s lips has been, where will the next Museum Marathon take place? […]

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May 19, 2016

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Meet a Museum Family #9

In the latest edition of the Meet a Museum Family series, in which I interview other museum loving families asking them to share their experiences and tips with my readers, we travel to Spain for the first time. Please welcome Chelin and her family, from Barcelona! 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? My name is Chelin and I work for Antenna’s – the museum audio tour and app company. I have 2 children, Clàudia is 10 years old and Ricard 5 […]

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May 16, 2016

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Kids in Museums Book Club: Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

After several art related museum books in a row, this month #MuseumBoy has chosen a book club read for you that features hats! And, yet again, it also features a real life museum: ‘Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day’ takes us to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Clara is a little girl who collects buttons and likes to make hats for her dolls and toy animals, inspired by her late Granny Elsie who was a milliner. She channels Elsie’s creativity by wearing one of […]

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May 13, 2016

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My Museum Cafe: Afternoon Tea at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week in the UK this week. I’m a bit late to the game, but at it runs until Sunday, there’s still time to join in and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you the amazing afternoon tea I had on my birthday last year. And when I say amazing, I mean the ‘I-think-I’ve-died-and-gone-to-Heaven’ kind of amazing. Seriously, it was that good! I had asked around on Twitter for recommendations, and as soon as the words ‘gluten free […]

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May 12, 2016

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Babies in Museums – Stadtmuseum Berlin Pilot Project ‘Elternzeit Kultur’

BERLIN NEWSFLASH: Once a month, from 31st May, visitors with babies aged up to 18 months will have the chance to explore the exhibition ‘Berlin – Stadt der Frauen’ (Berlin – City of Women) at the Ephraim Palais free of charge! Read on for the details! A couple of years ago, there was a seminar in the UK about ‘Babies in Museums’. Lots of great examples were being shared around, of museums working with the 0+ age group and making museums more accessible to families […]

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May 11, 2016

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{Germany} T.rex versus Spinosaurus

100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.43 There’s not much to be said about Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde that I haven’t said already, but I wanted to share some pics from our latest visit to the much loved natural history museum. We had some friends visiting from Scotland, and seeing the museum’s famous dinosaur collection was an absolute ‘must visit’. Visiting is namesake Oskar, the Brachiosaurus, is always a pleaseure, but this visit was especially exciting as #MuseumBoy had not yet seen the new T.rex addition which […]

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