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Royal Museums Greenwich Photographic Studio

Emily Churchill from our Photo Studio takes you behind the scenes to explore their work and our amazing collection of images.  The Photographic Studio may not be visible to the public but there is always a lot going on behind the scenes. The team consists of photographers, digital imaging officers, a…

Astro Art: cosmic bodies and our solar system

In this new Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year-inspired blog post about astronomically-themed objects from the Museum’s collections, I am looking at planets and other cosmic bodies in our solar system. Celestial globes, armillary spheres and orreries are not only useful astronomical tools; they can also be objects of astounding…

RE·THINK: Environment. Remembering the North

Visual artist Tamsin Relly blogs about her plans for her project, Remembering the North, as part of RE·THINK: Environment at the National Maritime Museum. During this time she aims to reflect upon her recent expeditionary residency onboard a ship in Svalbard, Norway, whilst drawing inspiration from the Museum’s polar archives…

Mystery object found in Greenwich Park baffles experts

1 April 2015 – A local dog-walker last night found a strange object in Greenwich park which is currently baffling scientists. “I was taking my dog Horatio for an evening walk round a patch of trees in the park,” explains Greenwich resident Alf Poroli, “when he started barking wildly and…

Women’s History Month – The Queen’s House Queens

In our final Women’s History Month post we look at the impact women have had on the history and very shape of Greenwich. Particularly the Queen’s House and Palladian buildings that give the World Heritage Site it’s international fame.  You might think of Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum as rather masculine sites. They are bound…