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Museum Cocktail Week: Qwoo Bloody Mary

May 10, 2013

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I hope you’ve been enjoying Museum Cocktail Week, though judging by the reactions on Twitter I’d hazard a guess it’s been a winner. So what have I got for you to round off this week? Well, with the weekend just around the corner, it had to be a nice cocktail you could enjoy at a weekend brunch. And what better than a Bloody Mary? But not just any Bloody Mary… If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m quite the […]

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Museum Cocktail Week: Berry Berserkers

May 8, 2013

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Are you ready for another cocktail? My spontaneous ‘Museum Cocktail Week’ really seems to be hitting it off. People are coming up with lots of fun names for museum inspired cocktails, I may do a round up later in the week. This next cocktail was inspired by my most favourite museum in the world – the National Museum of Scotland. In fact, not so much inspired as it was the cocktail featured at their Night of the Vikings event in February. Not only did the […]

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Museum Cocktail Week: Green Dinosaur

May 6, 2013

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When I stumbled per chance across the ‘Museum of the American Cocktail‘ online a couple of months, and read they were planning to celebrate ‘World Cocktail Week’ this week, I thought it would be fun to think of a related feature for Museum Diary. When I started researching museums + cocktails a bit more, I discovered that museum and art inspired cocktails are quite the thing. The blog ‘World Curious Traveler‘ writes about Art on the Rocks, an event at the Torpedo Factory arts centre in […]

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Museum Craft Corner: DIY Museum Fan T-shirt

April 5, 2013

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So I wanted to make #MuseumBaby a special T-shirt for our trip to Washington, D.C. First I was thinking about the obvious “I heart DC”, or a President’s shirt like on danamadeit.com, but of course it didn’t take long for my mind to stray to museums. What’s my favourite museum in D.C.? The National Postal Museum. And who’s our homeboy there? Owney the Dog! To make your very own ‘Museum Fan T-shirt’, just follow the steps below. You will need: a computer and printer a […]

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Museum Craft Corner: DIY Viking Beard

March 1, 2013

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It’s time for another round of Museum Craft Corner! For those new to the blog, Museum Craft Corner is a regular feature where I introduce craft ideas spotted in or inspired by museums. Since this week has very much been in the sign of the Viking, I thought I’d share with you how to make one of those dashing ginger beards I was sporting at the National Museum of Scotland last week. It’s really simple. There’s no sewing involved, and I even deconstructed the beard […]

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Museum Craft Corner: Kylie Dress-up Doll

February 1, 2013

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Kylie Minogue probably doesn’t need much introduction. And I’m not ashamed to say I’m a little bit of a fan (is it okay to admit that Kylie was the first ever album I had?). Since her first single ‘Locomotion’ in 1987, Kylie has become a superstar and fashion icon, her costumes and world tours legendary. Museums collect and exhibit fashion, so it’s unsurprising that there should have been an exhibition dedicated to her. ‘Kylie – The Exhibition’ featured costumes and memorabilia collected over Kylie’s career […]

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