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MuseumABC – P to T

September 26, 2013

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As you may have heard by now, things are a bit different on Museum Diary this week. I’m sharing my A to Z choices for the MuseumABC project, which we’re running over at Museum140 for Social Media week. There’s more info on the project itself, and how you can get involved, on the Museum140 website. Here is my selection for the letters P to T: P is for…Please Touch The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has lots of great interactive displays. Q is for…Qwoo Say […]

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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Reykjavík

July 29, 2013

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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

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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

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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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Icelandic Phallological Museum – Photo Gallery

October 25, 2009

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Icelandic Phallological Museum – Photo Gallery

I’ve edited another batch of photos from our Iceland trip, and here are a couple more from the Icelandic Phallological Museum showing the building’s exterior, and the set-up of the main exhibition space inside. You’ve got the admire the museum’s dedication to the cause, from its phallic shaped sign and sculpture at the entrance, to the phallus phone and the curator’s similarly shaped bow tie which is made from the very soft leather of, you might have guessed it, a whale’s phallus. The previous post about […]

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Quote: Sigurður Hjartarson

September 28, 2009

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Sigurður Hjartarson, Curator, Icelandic Phallological Museum   Related posts you might like:

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