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Museum Visits 2012: Half Way Review

July 6, 2012

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Those of you who have been following this blog for a while, will know that I love making lists. For example, my lists about songs featuring museums, or movies set in museums, or my ‘52 Museums in 52 weeks‘ list. Just over a year ago, I reported on Listgeeks, a social media site aimed at people who love to make lists. Of course, as with most things, I immediately hijacked it with museums in mind and created lots of museum lists! The great things about […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 2)

January 16, 2012

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Best Temporary Exhibitions I’ve counted 20 temporary exhibitions I visited in 2011, including ones on bathrooms, war photography, movie storyboards, Alice in Wonderland, fire and The Queen, so it’s difficult to choose, but taking into account the overall impact and interest in the subject matter, I think my three favourites are: Mammuts: Giganten der Eiszeit at the Neanderthal Museum The Hokusai Retrospektive at the Martin Gropius Bau Banished Books at the National Library of Scotland Honourable mention to Fashion Talks at the Museum für Kommunikation, which made me laugh because I travelled […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 1)

January 9, 2012

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After visiting all those museums last year, I thought I would do a kind of ‘Museum Awards’ to pick out some of the highlights. Best Food No question, the award for best food experience has to go to the National Library of Scotland, simply for their selection of gluten free cakes! No, they’re not made fresh in house, they are pre-packaged from a gluten free range, but at least they recognise that they have customers with a need for this and they have three or […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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Museum-y Christmas Gift Guide: Part 2

December 14, 2011

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Museum-y Christmas Gift Guide: Part 2

Children love Christmas, and a Christmas gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a few suggestions for the kids in your life. It’s never too early to start them on museums I say (our wee man had visited 20 different museums by his first birthday!), so here are some ‘Kids in Museums’ gift ideas (all suggestions run left to right, top to bottom): For Kids Who Love Museums You can never go wrong with a toy dinosaur, such as this adorable Stegosaurus from Wild Republic. It’s even […]

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Museum-y Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

December 13, 2011

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Museum-y Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

just over a week to go until Christmas. Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? If you are still short of a few presents, why not check out some of these museum-y gift suggestions (all suggestions run left to right, top to bottom): For Museum Lovers The most obvious gift for museum lovers is a museum membership. You’ll be making someone happy AND supporting a museum of your choice, so really you’ll be giving the gift of Christmas twice. Different museums have different offers […]

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