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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…

#DisabiltyStories – Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Today is #DisabilityStories on Twitter, an international event where we can celebrate the work being done to ensure museums are accessible to all audiences. Later this month we’re holding a special British Sign Language interpreted tour of our contemporary art exhibition. We spoke to our curator about the processes behind this and any extra…

Dryden Goodwin: Behind the scenes with our curator

Katy Barrett, Curator of Art, talks about the work she did for our latest exhibition Unseen: Lives of Looking.  If you’ve been to the Queen’s House recently, you’ll have noticed something different about the Great Hall. The entrance way to the North West Parlour is lit by a red light…

Models of War

Nick Ball, our Assistant Curator of Ship Models, gives a fascinating insight into some of the models within our collection.  When I look at the beautifully carved Navy Board ship models of the National Maritime Museum it is often easy to forget that these miniatures represent the incredible power of naval…

John Everett: Dazzle!

Visitors to the Queen’s House will have noticed that the drawings by Gladys E. Reed, William Dring, John Worsley and John Kingsley Cook shown as part of War Artists at Sea, came off display last month. This is because works on paper are particularly sensitive to light and can only…