Posts by venue: Collections & Objects

Exploring Moana at the GNM: Hancock

One of my guilty pleasures in life is watching Disney films.  When the new offering Moana was released recently, I enjoyed whiling away a rainy Sunday afternoon watching the adventures of characters who lived far, far away and many centuries… Read more

Beware the servants

As readers of murder mysteries well know, when a body is found in a large country house it’s usually the butler that did it. While this is just a crime fiction cliché, research that I recently carried out at North… Read more

A teaspoon of history: the evolution of British cookery books

I am so excited for our upcoming event, Time Kitchen (Wed. Feb 22nd) to nibble delicious historic dishes and learn more about ancient recipes! This event has inspired me to look into the history of cookery books, and the recipes in our… Read more

Ten Things You May Not Know About Kurt Schwitters and the Merz Barn Wall

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (as if) you already know about Kurt Schwitters and his Merz Barn Wall sculpture, but if you’re new to the Hatton then I can sum it all up in just one word:… Read more

A Victorian Christmas

Discovery Museum is all decked out for Christmas, and it inspired me to look into some of our most common Christmas traditions and where (and when!)  they came from. In Britain, our Christmas traditions are so closely linked with the… Read more