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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…

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…

Photo of the Week- War Artists at Sea

Emily from our Photographic  Studio talks about the process involved in photographing a new exhibition. With a need for general record images alongside photos that help convey the atmosphere of our galleries this is no easy job! With new galleries and exhibitions the photographic studio aims to document all features of the…

Women’s History Month – The Queen’s House Queens

In our final Women’s History Month post we look at the impact women have had on the history and very shape of Greenwich. Particularly the Queen’s House and Palladian buildings that give the World Heritage Site it’s international fame.  You might think of Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum as rather masculine sites. They are bound…

Astro Art: Moon and Sun

   Astronomy,Fine Art ,,,,   March 19, 2015  Comments Off on Astro Art: Moon and Sun

In the last couple of blog entries, I have looked at some fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection, using the categories of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition as a guide. Prompted by tomorrow’s  solar eclipse, I am tackling two (new) categories at once, the Moon and the Sun, mankind’s…