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‘London’s Burning’: Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London

If there is one thing that people know about Samuel Pepys, it’s that he witnessed and chronicled the Great Fire of London which devastated the capital in the late summer of 1666. Together with the epidemic of bubonic plague that hit the city the previous year, the Great Fire had an…

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…

Remembering the North – Arctic Tea and Printmaking

We’re currently changing our RE·THINK space before we start looking at Migration from tomorrow (5 June). Before the new space opens, we caught up with Artist Tamsin Relly. She talks to us about her successful residency for RE·THINK: Environment and reflects on the imapct that discussing her own Artic voyage had on our visitors.  Following an…

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…