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Dryden Goodwin: Behind the scenes with our curator

Katy Barrett, Curator of Art, talks about the work she did for our latest exhibition Unseen: Lives of Looking.  If you’ve been to the Queen’s House recently, you’ll have noticed something different about the Great Hall. The entrance way to the North West Parlour is lit by a red light…

Dryden Goodwin: Behind the scenes with conservation

For Museum Week Clara de la Pena McTigue, Senior Prints and Drawings Conservator, talks about the work she did to prepare for our Unseen: Lives of Looking exhibition.  Hello from the Conservation team! For the past year and a half the Conservation Department has been working very closely with curator…

Astro Art: Moon and Sun

In the last couple of blog entries, I have looked at some fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection, using the categories of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition as a guide. Prompted by tomorrow’s  solar eclipse, I am tackling two (new) categories at once, the Moon and the Sun, mankind’s…

Astro Art: Skyscapes

Until the fairly recent advent – or wider use – of photography, astronomers had to rely on artists (or indeed use their own artistic skills!) to record the objects they observed, and disseminate these images to fellow scientists and the public alike. Stimulated by the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the…

Championing our heroes of the seas

Tony Delahunty, Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations writes about the idea behind the federation’s Twitter campaign, #CatchOfTheDay and why it’s vital we support and celebrate the UK fishing industry. As an island nation, there is a temptation to take the seas around us for granted and forget…