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A cake fit for a Queen(‘s House)

Emily Churchill works for our photographic studio. Alongside her day job she has an amazing talent for baking and over the past year has created a number of beautiful cakes inspired by our sites and collection. Below she talks about one of her most ambitious creations to date.  Earlier this year…

Transparencies Volunteer Project Update

Volunteers India Burr-Hersey and Ana Alpuente joined the photographic studio in March to work on the Transparencies Project. As well as working through piles of slides, Ana and India have started to take on other projects within the studio and recently helped out with one of our photographic shoots.  India…

Ships de luxe: design and the Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania

Today’s guest blog was written by Anne Massey, Professor of Design at Middlesex University. She explores the role of design and designers on board  three ships; the Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania. She’ll be talking at our Maritime Lecture Series on 21 May.  These three splendid Cunard ships played important roles during the…

Photo of the Week – Eclipse of the Sun

Emily from our Photo Studio has been looking at some amazing 1919 glass plates from our collection.  This week we were inspired by three glass plates from 1919 of the eclipse of the Sun. The glass plates are 8” x 10” and very fragile; in spite of having had object handling training…

Transparencies Volunteer Project

The ‘Transparencies Project’ started after the Photographic Studio was sent boxes of transparencies, slides, prints and negatives during recent office moves of various departments in the Museum. The studio took on two internal volunteers to assist with the project. The project involves identifying master transparencies/negatives for acquiring into our photographic…