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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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Museum Craft Corner: Pharaoh Headdress

January 11, 2013

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Museum Craft Corner: Pharaoh Headdress

For the first Museum Craft Corner of the year I have something fun for you – make your own Egyptian Pharaoh headdress! The idea comes from the National Museum of Scotland, from an Egyptian themed late night event I attended last year. It’s really easy, all you need is a large sheet of cardboard big enough to fit around your face, a strip of cardboard about 10cm wide that’s long enough to fit around your head, scraps of coloured cardboard or pens and glitter for […]

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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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Museum-y Hand Made Gift Guide

December 14, 2012

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I hope you enjoyed the museum-inspired Christmas gift guide on Wednesday. If you prefer to get creative and make your own gifts, I have some more suggestions here for you with a round of of Museum Craft Corner. Paint a porcelain plate (inspired by the Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany).  Make an origami sumo wrestler game (inspired by the Edo Tokyo Museum, Japan). How about a hand-sewn museum spotter’s notebook? (inspired by the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh) Museum lovers will be happy to […]

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Museum Craft Corner: DIY Museum Mobile

December 7, 2012

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I happen to be married to a man who is not only a top class web developer, but also a very talented artist. So, instead of introducing an idea in Museum Craft Corner this month that I’ve spotted at a museum, we’ve teamed to bring you a very special DIY project for you to make at home – or perhaps even give someone for Christmas. During my recent trip to Edinburgh, which included numerous visits to my most favourite museum in the world, I took lots […]

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Museum Craft Corner: Hand Sewn Notebooks

November 2, 2012

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It’s time for another round of Museum Craft Corner. This month’s craft suggestion comes from the National Library of Scotland. Technically not a museum, but they have both two permanent display areas and a space for special temporary exhibitions. The John Murray Archive is a permanent exhibition which uses digital exhibition technology to bring to life the work and lives of some of the most influential figures in John Murray’s publishing firm, such as Charles Darwin or David Livingstone, while the Treasures display showcases some […]

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