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EuroTrippin': London (Part 3) - British Museum

The British Museum was established in 1753, but it didn’t open to the public until 1759. The museum is older than the United States! It’s open daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM (8:30 PM on Fridays) and the best part? 810 more words


A trip to London

I went to London for a few days. It was fascinating and fun but I did have a panic attack on the tube which was at first frightening and then mortifying – however, all in all it was an interesting few days! 12 more words

British Museum

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them--Nancy Marie Brown

Nancy Marie Brown is not a historian or an archaeologist, but she holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from Penn and has authored several books on Norse topics… 689 more words

Art in Archaeology: Expressionism or Interpretation? The Lewis Chessmen’s Knights

This week I’d like to discuss a topic within archaeological studies that has always been a conundrum to me, as an artist and an archaeologist. I’ve identified as an artist as long as I can remember, with the title of ‘archaeologist’ only being attached to me in the last 6 years. 570 more words

The Lewis Chessmen

Thought to have been made in Norway in the 12th century, a hoard of medieval gaming pieces was found at Uig on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1831. 117 more words


Part 4: France and England

Readers, so it’s been a little over a week. I have been absent because I went on a second trip. This time, we went on safari in Namibia in Southern Africa. 597 more words

Online Museum Exhibitions

What is an online exhibition?


A loose definition of an online exhibition would be: a collection of objects presented using an online platform. If you were to type “online exhibitions” into Google here is a selection of what you might be looking at when you click on the site… 683 more words