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Museums & the Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

May 15, 2014

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As we have seen in previous editions of Museums & the Movies, a film doesn’t need to be centred entirely round a museum, for the museum scenes to be significant or memorable. A prime example of this is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which packs a punch in under two minutes. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Location: Chicago, USA Starring: Art Institute of Chicago The premise of this 1980s coming-of-age comedy is simple: high school senior Ferris Bueller decides to play sick, skip school and spend […]

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Museums & the Movies: Bringing Up Baby

April 25, 2014

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It’s been a while since the latest edition of ‘Museums & the Movies‘, but being laid up ill in bed for almost two weeks did have its upsides – lots of time to catch up on my favourite museum films! One of the earliest movies on my ‘Museums & the Movies’ list, is the 1938 screwball comedy ‘Bringing Up Baby’. It actually only briefly features the starring museum at the beginning and the end, but the museum is pivotal to the movie’s plot. Bringing Up Baby […]

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Museum Love on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

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Sending you all lots of museum love this Valentine’s Day with this beautiful painting of Caravaggio’s Amor, taken this morning at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.   Here are some other Valentine’s related posts: Apparently, “as far as first date ideas go, going to a museum is considered one of the best”. You can read more about it in How To Go On A Museum Date. As far a museum dates go, the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo is a popular hot spot, believe it or not […]

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Music to visit Science Museums by

January 24, 2014

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Following on from the previously popular playlists, the latest in the series of ‘Music to Visit Museums By‘ takes us in to the world of science. Whether you listen to this mix on your latest visit to a science museum, or from the comfort of your own home, I hope you enjoy the museum-inspired eclectic selection. Track listing: E=MC2 (Big Audio Dynamites) Why Does The Sun Shine? (They Might Be Giants) Biology (Girls Aloud) Atomic (Blondie) Physical Fascination (Roxette) Einstein A Go-Go (Landscape) I Am […]

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Museum Selfies

January 22, 2014

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Hands up how many of you have ever taken a “Selfie”? Although taking photographs of yourself is nothing new – the earliest known Selfie dates back to 1839* – snapping pictures of yourself in a mirror or at arm’s length has become increasingly popular. The Oxford English Dictionary named “Selfie” as Word of the Year for 2013, and it also took home the title as Word of the Year in the Netherlands and Belgium. I’ve written before about the phenomenon of people posing to have […]

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The Alternative Christmas Playlist

December 25, 2013

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays. Here’s a little playlist I put together for you :) Track listing: Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas – The Eels Have I Got a Present for You – Toby Keith Santa’s Beard – They Might Be Giants Christmas Was Better in the 80s – The Futureheads I Want an Alien for Christmas – Fountains of Wayne Elf’s Lament – Barenaked Ladies Christmas Song – Cowcube To Heck With Ole Santa Claus – Loretta Lynn The […]

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