About a month ago, while designing an exhibition on paper, it was pointed out that part of the space will be blocked out by a new storage area, and new false walls to hide support struts.
As a bit of a stickler for correct use of language, here's a stunning example of something gone a bit wrong.
I first thought "They've discovered Polish Archaeologists in Armenia? Dead? Lost? What?"
Followed by "ah, that makes sense.
Then laughing at: "Other findings of Polish archaeologists are evidence of the fighting and cruelty."
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Not instantly obviously museum related - but pretty interesting given some of the responses I've seen to period artwork and clothing on display.
As we look back on what was fashionable in previous years, it can be strange to appreciate what was deemed beautiful in another time. Some folks connect immediately "I want to do my hair like that!" "OHMYGOD that looks like so and so!" whereas others see it as wholly alien "What does she look like?" "Why would you do that to yourself?!"
As part of an ongoing project, this ace video takes one woman through " ten iconic hairstyles and makeup looks over the course of 100 years"
Find out more, here.
This little two minute video may have you either reaching for the PR staff for your venue - with a great idea for an easy promotional stunt - or sharing it with your mates to say "Fancy doing this? I'm fairly sure it's not illegal..."
Tom Scott gets up to all sorts of shenanigans, but this has always been my favourite. You've never seen Clifford's Tower in York lit up like this before!
At a previous venue I worked at, the army came for the day.
And began the day by ramming a lorry into the wrought iron gates, knocking a two foot wide stone gatepost over, driving over the gatepost, and wedging the lorry's axle on it. It was the first time the driver had driven on duty since passing his test for the vehicle. Poor lad was mortified.
And that was just the start of things........
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