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From sundials to caesium – a brief (140 character) history of time

We had some fascinating speakers at our Clocking Off Late event last week talking about space, time and our place in the universe. We were live tweeting along but for those who missed it we’ve collected some of the best bits below. First up Louise Devoy, Curator of Royal Observatory Greenwich,…

Pale Armistice by Rozanne Hawksley

Today’s blog was written by Amy Miller, our Curator of Decorative Arts & Material Culture. On Armistice Day, Amy reflects upon Rozanne Hawksley’s piece ‘Pale Armistice’ and the meaning of commemoration. Poignantly, this year’s Remembrance Day marks the centenary of World War I commemorations.  It is fitting that on display…

Armistice Day at Royal Museums Greenwich

Today’s blog is by Amy Miller, Curator of Decorative Arts & Material Culture. On Armistice Day we will be temporarily re-installing the War Memorial which stood in the old Royal Hospital School. There will also be a parade where students of the modern school and members of the public will be joined by artist Rozanne Hawksley, who…

Mike Leigh, Mr Turner and Greenwich

The critically acclaimed Mr Turner film has gone on general release. You may not know that Royal Museums Greenwich have been involved behind the scenes for years. After what seems like a very long time, Mike Leigh’s critically acclaimed Mr Turner finally goes on general release today. I say a long time,…

Death in the Archives: Taxidermy in The Queen’s House

Did you know that Taxidermy has links to The Queen’s House and the fine art collection on display within? It will also be a major part of our upcoming Death in the Archives event this Halloween.  The Queen’s House has many myths and legends that surround it, all who visit…