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Dead Men’s Medals – Halloween Voyage of the Damned

What is in a medal? We think about these small, round, usually two-sided objects as military orders, awards, or prizes, but most medals have a commemorative function. They aim to honour a person, celebrate or mark an event for posterity.  Some commemorate the dead, and, among them, the medals produced…

Conserving Eurich’s ‘The Grain Ship’

Our paintings conservator Sarah Maisey talks us through the complex process of conserving a new painting for the Queen’s House displays. Right now in the paintings conservation studio I’m in the middle of working on a new acquisition, The Grain Ship by Richard Eurich, which will be on display in…

Last chance to see… the Queen’s House

As we gear up for the refurbishment and redisplay of the Queen’s House for its 400th anniversary in 2016, we have just a few days to go before the house closes for 50 weeks. Here are the top 5 things you mustn’t miss if you are coming to Greenwich this…

Ways of Seeing – Conference Response

Today’s guest post is by Damian Smith of RMIT University in Melbourne. He summarises and responds to  the fascinating series of papers at our ‘Ways of Seeing‘ conference. It was linked to our contemporary art exhibition Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin. The 2015 Ways of Seeing Conference, held on…

Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals at the Grant Museum

Today’s guest blog was written by Jack Ashby, Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and curator of the Strange Creatures exhibition. He talks to us about the appearance of Stubbs’ kangaroo and the ways in which imagery has been used to bring newly discovered animals into the public eye. The National Maritime Museum’s…