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Digitisation project- managing collections

Looking through a lens HLF project will digitise the herbarium and two of the mineral collections at Kendal museum. My main role as the collections assistant intern is to assist the digital imaging scientist Tony Riley, with digitising the artefacts. 259 more words

HLF Project

Museums be the change

Ask a Curator’ day on Twitter, which began in 2010, is really taking off. It’s a great opportunity for museums to connect with each other and with the international public around key questions. 617 more words

Learn about Egyptians at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

As an archaeology student in my third year at university here, it’s embarrassing to reveal that it has taken me so long to properly explore this treasure trove. 436 more words


Make All the Coats

As far as I know, that’s not an internet meme yet, but it might as well be. It’s meme in my head, and that’s what counts. 131 more words


Mentor, OH: Lawnfield (Home of James A Garfield)


I promised you more about James Garfield in my Teddy Roosevelt post, and here ’tis!  I grew up probably equidistant between the McKinley Memorial and Garfield’s estate, and yet hadn’t managed to visit either until after I moved to London and was back home visiting (isn’t that always the way?).  1,706 more words


Wheeling Around the UP

I can hardly remember the last ten days.  I’ve come to depend on having enough signal to produce a blog post every few days, and when that routine is interrupted, my brain jumbles everything together into one big blur.  632 more words


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts Hollywood Costume exhibit at new museum site

By Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood’s premier museum devoted to the movies. 458 more words

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