Something for the Weekend #1

January 25, 2014

Asides

When I’m online, I often come across lots of interesting sites and links that never make it in to a blog post. I often share them via my social media networks, i.e Twitter and Facebook, but I thought every once in a while – when time permits – I’d collate a few here on Museum Diary for you to browse through. Here are a few things I’ve been discovering or revisiting this past week.

Mammoths of the Ice Age online game

Image source: screenshot from www.nms.ac.uk

Lots of museums have fun online games on their websites. This week I’ve been a little addicted to the National Museum of Scotland’s “Mammoths of the Ice Age, which accompanies their new offline exhibition. How far can you make the mammoth jump?

Christmas may be over, but these 7 Famous Museums Handcrafted Out of Gingerbread are still worth checking out. Simply amazing!

Museum gift shops often have some really great things on offer. The V&A online shop is currently having a Jewellery Sale, including some of their exclusive designs. The London Transport Museum’s shop also currently has an online sale. I totally want some of those telephone box lights!

Create your own stationary

Image source: screenshot from www.postalmuseum.si.edu

As you know, I’m a big fan of the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. And even in this digital day and age it’s still lovely to get a ‘real’ letter through the post. On the museum’s website, you can create and print off your own personal stationary, using images from the collections.

That’s it for this week. Remember, you can also get regular updates and interesting links from me on Twitter and Facebook. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. And why not take time over the weekend to write someone a good old fashioned letter!

 

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