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Making Meaning: Kentridge's "Refusal of Time"

I tried to come up with a better title for this blog, but honestly, the one above says it all. Recently in class we’ve been discussing how visitors make meaning, and how we as museum professionals and educators can better facilitate opportunities for visitors to create meaning. 1,182 more words


Royal Observatory

A couple of weekends ago (at the end of the really nice weather!) I pottered down to Greenwich to go to the Royal Observatory. It’s really quite remarkable that having lived in London for almost 4 years I’ve been to hardly any of the sightseeing venues…I think there’s some part of ‘Londoners’ that wouldn’t want to be seen dead in amongst keen tourists – I mean, we complain about tourists so much it would be ghastly to be seen mingling with them at cultured places, wouldn’t it? 187 more words

Greenwich Park

Spring has officially arrived everyone! I’m in my last week of class and I’m so close to graduating that I can taste it. With the weather getting warmer, I have been spending more time outside enjoying the outdoors while I can. 225 more words

My Day Out

Another excursion from the provinces to London this weekend. A beautiful sunny day in which to crowd into the dark underbelly of the British Museum… 1,080 more words


In the Mean Time


Back in school eons ago, the subject that caused me most grief was Geography. Didn’t help when the teacher was also the discipline mistress with cat-eye glasses like Roz of Monster Inc. 452 more words

Writer's Notes

Greenwich Boat Cruise

As part of the social program I enrolled in at the beginning of the term, I got to go on a river boat cruise that left from Central London and arrived in Greenwich. 303 more words

A walk beneath the Thames and a song that will play forever

The view from the north bank of the Thames

Heading for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, we decided to take the Docklands Light Railway, past the improbably named Mudchute, to Island Gardens, the last stop on the north bank of the Thames. 1,372 more words