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Meet a Coalition Member: LYRASIS

As a non-profit membership organization LYRASIS partners with member libraries, archives and museums and other cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. 157 more words

Trip Report: Burlingame Pez Museum

The first day of my holiday included banned toys and a glimpse at the origins of museums. I think we can say that’s going pretty well so far. 749 more words

Greece Is the Word: New Exhibition Arrives in Canada, U.S.

Western Civilization begins with Greece. Some might argue that Greece is also trying to bring it to an end at present, at least economically. However, rather than focus on lowest common denominator politics, a new exhibition touring North America over the next year and a half promises to remind visitors of why it is that Ancient Greece is so important to understanding not just our own art and culture, but indeed the entire history of mankind. 311 more words


Reasons to love London #2: The Natural History Museum building, South Kensington

I love looking at this building. It’s so elegant and timeless but magnificent at the same time. Go early in the morning to appreciate it without the crowds (the museum opens at 10am, so go as early as you can, especially at weekends). 10 more words



This weekend is all about a night at the museum!
Belgium and the Netherlands are opening their doors until midnight.
During the Museum Night Fever… 134 more words


Rainy Roman Days

I felt inspired to write this post as I watch the monsoon outside my window. The rainy season in Rome is usually in the fall, but mother nature is doing her magic even in March. 154 more words


10 random things to do in Manchester this spring

1. Say hello to the donkeys

I think donkeys are possibly the loveliest things ever and I’ve been a supporter of The Donkey Sanctuary for about a year now as they do such a great job with donkey welfare worldwide. 771 more words

Out & About

shazzarob reblogged this on sunshine and celandines and commented:

This English Rose has put together a fab top ten of things to do in Manchester.Half of these I didn't know existed! From donkey sanctuarys to duck races, escapology to picnic hamper afternoon teas. Have fun reading. :)