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Gift Guide for Museum Lovers

December 18, 2013

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Only one more week until Christmas, but still plenty of time to get some last minute shopping squeezed in. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the museum lover in your life, look no further. These suggestions will delight kids and adults alike. And yes, I am speaking for myself ;) Toys For all those who would love nothing more than to own their own little museum, there are quite a few toys out there to choose from. Definitely one of the coolest […]

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Do the Art Shake!

October 17, 2013


I don’t write about smartphone apps very often, because there’s always so much else to write about, but there are some very neat museum apps out there. Yesterday I discovered a new one whilst browsing the iTunes store on my phone, and just have to share it with you. Forget the Harlem Shake, with ‘ArtShaker’ the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland – home to an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art from the 19th to the 21st century – has launched an app which gives everyone the […]

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Museum Badges

July 17, 2013


Today is another museum themed day on Twitter, organised by the folks at Culture Themes this time, and the topic is Museum Badges (#MusBadges). As a collector of museum souvenirs, I have quite a few museum badges in my possession, so I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you today. Badges from Favourite Museums From left to right: Obviously, my most favourite museum in the world has to be represented among my badge collection. This one is from the National Museum of Scotland’s […]

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Museums & the Movies: Hart to Hart

June 7, 2013


For the latest edition of ‘Museums and the Movies’, I have to confess one of my guilty pleasures: my most favourite TV series ever is ‘Hart to Hart’! There, I’ve said it and I’m not ashamed. When I was younger, Jennifer Hart was my hero. Not only did we share a name, she was beautiful and smart and married to the love of her life. Well, I guess we have more in common than just our names ;) Anyway, it turns out that there is […]

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Museum Cocktail Week: Your Suggestions

May 9, 2013


Museum Diary isn’t the only one looking at museum inspired cocktails this week. Earlier in the week, the National Museum of Scotland put out a call for suggestions to name the new cocktail for their next late night event: RBS Museum Lates Dino Night! So there were lots of other dinosaur themed cocktail names floating around Twitter and Facebook, just as I had posted my Green Dinosaur recipe, such as Rex on the Beach Long Island Ice T-rex Jurassic Juice Fossil Fuel Dino-mite The guys […]

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Museums & the Movies: The Wizard of Oz

May 3, 2013


If you’re familiar with my features on museums and the movies, you might be thinking right now “Where does a museum feature in the Wizard of Oz?” Well, it doesn’t. Previously I’ve focused on museums on the big screen, but this time I thought I’d turn it round and look at things from on the big screen that have ended up in a museum. The Movie: The Wizard of Oz, MGM, 1939, notable for its musical score – for which it received an Academy Award […]

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