From March 11th to 15th I will be running a #TaxidermyWeek on Twitter. This forms part of my undergraduate dissertation looking at how social media can be used to increase engagement with Taxidermy Specimens. I have answered some questions below: What is it? #TaxidermyWeek is a time for us to celebrate taxidermy as a medium... Continue Reading →

Taxidermy Worksheets – #TaxidermyWeek

With #museum30 I asked people to submit photos based on a series of prompts but this time for #TaxidermyWeek I want it to be more creative. Write, draw, create and photograph your responses to the topics and share your feelings about taxidermy. To help you think of some creative responses to the prompts I have created... Continue Reading →

#museum30 – Photography Challenge 2018

On Thursday 1st November I will be running the second #museum30 photography challenge (the first ran in 2017 - find out more here). As you will notice if you completed the challenge last year the date has moved forward - this is so that the days line up with each prompt. Pretty much everything else... Continue Reading →

River and Rowing – Internships and Museums

Over the summer this year I completed an 8-week collections management internship at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames.  Over the course of my time there I learned much more than just how to manage a collection, a summary of a day could involve de-installing an exhibition in the morning, cataloguing an... Continue Reading →

The Neue Museum, Berlin

Sometimes museums surprise you, of all of the museums I visited whilst in Berlin, including the Museum fur Naturkunde and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum (both of which were highly anticipated before the trip), the Neue Museum on Museum island was the favourite. Like most of the museums in Berlin it had a slightly confusing entrance,... Continue Reading →

Oxford University Botanic Garden

I have recently visited a number of botanical gardens including Kew and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, so on my weekend off I decided to visit one closer to Reading. The Oxford University botanic garden were the first created in the UK, founded in 1621 with greenhouses being introduced to the garden in 1733. In... Continue Reading →

Traces at the St Fagans National Museum of History

Monopolising on a quick visit home for Father’s Day, I managed to convince my Dad to take me to St Fagans, National Museum of History. The museum has recently undergone a huge re-development, refurbishing the main building, constructing new buildings across the site, including some archaeologically significant buildings. The project, which is still ongoing, also... Continue Reading →

#30dayswild – Week 1

I have learned 3 things in the first week of the wildlife trusts 30 days wild challenge: 1. I already spend more time than I thought outdoors 2. Thinking of things to do that aren't just eating lunch outside is difficult 3. I really enjoy taking time out of a hectic day to do something... Continue Reading →

Tackling reading guilt at Uni

Almost everyone I have talked to at Uni about reading has said the same thing 'I really want to read a non-academic book without feeling guilty.' This includes myself, and whilst most people will be ending University for the summer, I still think tackling the idea that reading non-academic books is bad is important. Of... Continue Reading →

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