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Happy New Year!

January 7, 2013

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Hello everyone, Museum Diary is back again after the winter holiday break, and although we’re already in to the second week of January it’s never too late to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great 2013 full of health, happiness and, of course, museums ;-) Before jumping head first in to the new year ahead I wanted to briefly reflect back on the year that was. This time last year, I was making the big resolution to find […]

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Museums & the Movies: Brave

August 20, 2012

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Lewis Chessmen National Museum of Scotland

A princess is knowledgeable about her kingdom. She doesnae doodle!” (Queen Elinor) Ever since Pixar announced their latest movie was going to be set in Scotland, I’ve been waiting for it to hit the cinemas. Admittedly, I was a bit worried it might suffer from an overdose of stereotypes, given some other questionable cinematic interpretations of Scottish history and culture (Braveheart anyone?), but I should have trusted more in Pixar who have yet to disappoint me. Yes, the movie is full to the brim with […]

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{Austria} Dritte Mann Museum

November 21, 2011

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{Austria} Dritte Mann Museum

Long time readers of this blog will probably know by now that, while I value a good science or history museum, natural or otherwise, I have a thing for quirky museums that cover topics off the beaten track, so to speak. You may also remember that I’m a big fan of movies, particularly old movies to be precise. So, you may begin to imagine how ecstatic I was on discovering that Vienna is home to the Third Man Museum (‘Dritte Mann Museum’), apparently the only […]

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Quote: Norman Bates

March 14, 2011

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Norman Bates in Alfred Hithcock’s Psycho   Related posts you might like:

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Museums & the Movies – Part 2: Museums in a Supporting Role

February 27, 2011

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Without further ado, here is Part 2 of the ‘Museums & the Movies’ guide to get you in the mood for tonight’s Oscars, with movies featuring museums in one or more significant scene but not as the main plot premise. As I mentioned in Part 1, I haven’t actually had the chance to see all of these yet, so apologies for any errors. Bringing Up Baby (1938) Location: USA Starring: a museum Rebel Without A Cause (1955) Location: Los Angeles Starring: Griffith Observatory Vertigo (1958) […]

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Museums & the Movies – Part 1: Museums in a Leading Role

February 25, 2011

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Do you have a favourite museum movie? Mine, without hesitation, would be the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Pierce Brosnan as suave playboy billionaire Thomas Crown, who moonlights as an art thief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it. Followed closely by Don’t Eat the Pictures, from 1983, which sees the Sesame Street gang descend, once again, on the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actually, once you start listing movies that feature museums, the […]

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