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Dear Mendelsohn – a life’s legacy in letters

March 25, 2014

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If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that last Friday I attended the launch of the “Erich Mendelsohn Archive” in Berlin. I was actually there as part of my day job for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, but I am so enthused by this fantastic archive, I wanted to tell you a bit more about it.   First of all, who was Erich Mendelsohn? I have to admit, before we moved to Berlin I was only marginally aware of him. Mendelsohn (1887 – […]

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sisterMAG Issue 6: Digital Museum Utopia

March 4, 2013

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may remember me writing about sisterMAG, a “journal for the digital lady” of today which launched a year ago. sisterMAG covers everything from fashion, food and travel, to DIY, technology and culture. Now in its sixth issue, I have been lucky enough to have articles featured in sisterMAG three times so far. First an article about Adopt-a-Museum in Issue 1, then a gorgeous five page spread in Issue 3 on some of the most unusual museums I […]

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Musings on the MuseUp at DHM

February 4, 2013

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In November last year, we launched our first MuseUp (museums + tweetup) with Museum140 here in Berlin, in the hope it would be the first of many, and this past Friday we held our second, at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM). The museum, alongside visitatio.de, had actually done most of the pre-planning and organisation this time round and had come up with a very special idea, which ended up with over 20 tweeters, bloggers and even someone from a local radio station tweeting their little […]

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Follow-a-Museum

January 31, 2013

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If you enjoy following museums on social media, then you should mark your diaries for tomorrow, Friday, 1st February, as it’s Follow-a-Museum day on Twitter! First initiated in 2010 by Sumo Design in the UK, museums in Germany have since claimed the idea for the community and have continued to celebrate Follow-a-Museum day on the 1st of February each year, spear headed by Roland Wagner and his museum and sightseeing web portal visitatio.de. Since Museum140 agrees it’s actually a good idea to do each year, […]

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Happy New Year!

January 7, 2013

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Hello everyone, Museum Diary is back again after the winter holiday break, and although we’re already in to the second week of January it’s never too late to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great 2013 full of health, happiness and, of course, museums ;-) Before jumping head first in to the new year ahead I wanted to briefly reflect back on the year that was. This time last year, I was making the big resolution to find […]

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Become the Ultimate Museum Explorer!

November 23, 2012

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Part of my mission in life is to convince people who still still conceive of museums being boring places full of dusty old stuff, or dusty places full of boring old stuff, that museums can in fact be anything from the uniquely bizarre to the unbelievably astounding. But if Museum Diary hasn’t convinced you yet, then perhaps ‘Museum Explorer’ will! Recently released by the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum Explorer mobile app puts the fun in your museum visit by challenging you to go on […]

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