Archive for the 'Museums' Category

Industrial Action.

Wednesday, on my second trip to London I found a placard outside the Tate Britain saying that most of the galleries in the museum would be closed that day on account of “industrial action”. I guessed that meant something like demolition or cleaning, but thought that seemed rather exteme. When I went inside I asked […]

Dead Animals.

Dead animals everywhere, and I loved it! Today, enjoying the new freedom of quick trips into town on my bicycle, I visited the Cambridge Zoology Museum. The museum boasts several million specimens, 2000 of which were the first of their species to be collected for taxonomic classification. The largest specimen in the collection is a […]

Meeting Victoria & Albert in London.

Time seems to slow down around museums, and the further I wander into one the more I feel like I’m in a haze with no reference points to hours or minutes. I’m just there, now; seeing. The funny thing is, that when I step back out of the museum time speeds up again and […]

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