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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…

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: 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…

Women’s History Month – Emma Hamilton and the power of a stereotype

Lady Hamilton’s historical significance is foregrounded on the occasion of Women’s History Month. Emma Hamilton was born into poverty in 1765 at Ness in Cheshire. Her given name was Amy Lyon, daughter of Henry Lyon a blacksmith who died when she was an infant. From such beginnings, one of the…