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10 Great Museums to Visit at Hallowe’en

October 26, 2015


Hallowe’en is just around the corner, and I have to admit, I am a big fan! Previously, I shared a piece here on the blog about the Scottish/Irish cultural background of Hallowe’en (if you think it’s all about devil worship, I recommend you read it and be convinced of the contrary), but this year I decided to do something a little fun instead. I had a look around the world to see which spookily themed museums would be a perfect fit for museums lovers to visit […]

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Fair Weather Museum Roundup

August 28, 2013

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We’ve almost reached the end of August, but with a little bit of luck it’s not the end of summer. Or maybe we’ll have a golden Autumn. Whatever the season, when the weather is fair, there are plenty of outdoors museum destinations to head to. Here’s a round up of some of my favourites that have featured on Museum Diary. Open Air Museums Domäne Dahlem, Berlin, Germany Historic Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan Museumsdorf Düppel, Berlin, Germany St Fagan’s National History Museum, near Cardiff, Wales […]

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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Reykjavík

July 29, 2013


Reykjavík holds a special place in our hearts – it’s where we spent the majority of our honeymoon. And yes, part of that was spent at a museum conference, but just for the record – my husband didn’t mind and thought it was fun to get to see me speak. In fact, he really enjoys visiting museums himself too, so we clocked up quite a few during our trip. Sometimes people are surprised at how many museums there are in Reykjavík, considering Iceland is overall […]

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Update: Icelandic Phallological Museum

April 17, 2011


Those of you who have been following this blog since the early days may remember that one of my very first posts was about the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which we visited during our honeymoon no less. I later added some more pictures of the museum in another post (Icelandic Phallological Museum Photo Gallery). Well, the latest news is that the museum now finally has a human specimen! Several people, including a Brit, a German and an American, have pledged a contribution to the museum over the […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser

March 28, 2011


This week the PhD Community at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies is running their Symposium Curiouser and Curiouser, which seeks “to challenge notions of normality and eccentricity in museums, galleries and heritage institutions. I’m genuinely sad that I cannot go, and not just because they have goodie bags and a cute bunny mascot – the programme looks fantastic (I’m hoping some of the presentations will be available online afterwards?!). So, in honour of my new friend @MuseoBunny, I’ve put together a small […]

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October 10, 2010

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I’ve finally gotten round to sorting out my Vimeo account. These are ‘Hundur í óskilum’ – An unclaimed dog – performing ‘Popcorn’ (a hit for Hot Butter in 1972) at the ICOM-CECA conference gala dinner in Reykjavík last year.   Related posts you might like:

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