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muse(um)

March 27, 2013

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This month I attended an online video portrait workshop, taught by Kat Conte who I had met through The Hive European Blog Conference where we will both be speaking in May. Our task in the workshop was to make a video of max. 5 minutes about our ‘muse’. I didn’t have to think twice – it’s only a step from muse to museum, and as an out and proud museum lover there could only be one muse for me: the National Museum of Scotland (as […]

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My Friend Ali

October 17, 2012

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For this week’s blogging bootcamp exercise we’ve been asked to blog about someone whom we admire that is somehow related to our blog content. Well, for me that obviously narrows it down to museums. The thing is, I’ve met so many amazing people in the ten years or so I’ve been working in museums. But after much thought, I’d really like to tell you about my friend Ali. Ali worked with me at National Museums Scotland. She was part of the Visitor Services team before […]

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Museums from the Heart

October 10, 2012

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As I mentioned at the weekend, I’ve signed up for a blogging bootcamp and one of our exercises for this week is to blog about something from the heart. Well, no prizes for guessing for what I’ve chosen. Yes, of course, it’s museums! Only recently someone on Twitter said to me, “Wow, your entire blog is about museums. Do you ever get bored of them?”. And it’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like that. But you wouldn’t say to a fashion blogger “Wow, […]

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Audience research: a job in numbers

January 6, 2012

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Audience research: a job in numbers

While we’re still on the subject of looking back and reflecting on the year that was, I thought I’d re-blog the following post, which was was featured on the National Museums Scotland blog The Feast Bowl last year: ————— My name is Jenni Fuchs, and until recently I was the Audience Research Officer at National Museums Scotland. I used to get asked a lot “What does an Audience Research Officer do?”, so before parting ways with the museum to start a new life in Berlin, I […]

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Saying Goodbye to the National Museum of Scotland

June 2, 2011

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Saying Goodbye to the National Museum of Scotland

My love affair with the National Museum of Scotland began in the early 80s when I was a kid (in fact, it’s the first museum I ever remember visiting), back when it was just the Royal Museum. We lived just across the park, no more than a 20 minute walk away, and my parents have always been enthusiastic museum goers, so we were frequent visitors. Vivid memories include going on an alternative ‘Easter egg hunt’ round the old Bird Hall, wrapping my teddy bears up […]

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