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Ship models – magnificent Mauretania

Today’s post was written by our Curator of Ship History, John Graves. He looks at one of the finest and most intriguing models in our collection – this magnificent model of the Mauretania.  It is easy to take for granted old favourites in the national collection and the National Maritime Museum’s model…

Dryden Goodwin and John Berger: Lives of Looking

Today’s guest blog is by writer Tom Overton. He explores the links between Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: Lives of Looking and the work of John Berger. Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: The Lives of Looking is a filmed series of three portraits, connected by the idea of drawing as a repetitive act that…

A look at ‘Unseen: The lives of looking’ by Dryden Goodwin

Nicolas has been doing work experience with our Education team. In this post he discusses Dryden Goodwin’s feature length film on display in our Unseen: Lives of Looking exhibition. As its predecessors such as Patricio Guzman (The battle of Chile) and Gary Tarn (Black Sun), Unseen is not only an experimental…

The Sinking of the Lusitania: Medallions, Mistakes and Mischief

Today’s guest blog was written by Nic Vanderpeet from the Imperial War Museum. He looks at the propaganda drive in the wake of the Lusitania sinking, particularly the fascinating story surrounding one German-made medal. The representation of events takes many forms. Paintings, overtures and statues are among the forms in which important historical…

Photo of the Week – Louise Devoy

Today’s photo of the week is the staff profile picture of our Royal Observatory Curator, Louise Devoy, created with a little 1920s inspiration. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is regularly used as a setting for staff members profile photos, with many having their photo taken in the Great Equatorial Dome. Louise…