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Astro Art: Aurorae

Being on the judging panel of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is making me look afresh at Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection, where art sometimes meets science, often with spectacular results. Using the competition’s categories as a way into the collection, in this and future blog posts, I look…

‘New Visions’ of our collection: November

Map of North America by Herman Moll, circa 1712 (DUF292:2/2) One of the really special things about working in a historical museum, like NMM, is the way that collections can focus your attention in different ways. We have so many items and objects on display here that I am yet…

‘New Visions’ of our collection: September

Disappearance at Sea by Tacita Dean NMM has been commissioning contemporary art since 1999. Our New Visions programme was initiated to celebrate the launch of Neptune Court, a major architectural project crowned by the Upper Deck, a mezzanine gallery covered by an impressive glass roof. Running around the edge of…

‘New Visions’ of our collection: August

‘Limehouse, 1859’ by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (PAF5482) On hot August days as I cycle home from the National Maritime Museum there is a secret ‘beach’ along the river in Limehouse where I sometimes stop off. Of course it is not a beach in the same sense as the locations…

‘New Visions’ of our collection: July

Celestial table globe (GLB0095) On the Upper Deck there is one object that never ceases to catch my eye. Look for item no. 50 – a celestial globe (GLB0095) displayed a little higher than the other objects in one of the long showcases. Made of copper, the surface of the…