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Fresh from Oz

A number of weeks ago, I had an unexpected mail from Karen. She was coming to Europe for a conference about museums…actually, the conference is in Istanbul but she’s coming to Europe as well. She had to firm up dates … Continue reading

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Beauty defined

I haven’t been to an exhibition for ages so, when Mirinda said she’d be working from home today, I immediately booked myself into the British Museum to see Defining Beauty. The exhibition takes a lot of Greek statues and puts … Continue reading

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Civil disobedience

Today, the plan was to enjoy brunch at the Holly Bush. Unfortunately, the Holly Bush had other ideas. They stopped serving food just before we arrived. Plan B ended up with us going to the Frensham Garden Centre and having … Continue reading

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Italian pictures

Today I went to the National Gallery and saw the Veronese exhibition Magnificence in Renaissance Venice. I’d read a bit about it and heard the review on Front Row and, of course, I love Italian Renaissance art so everything was … Continue reading

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Early eruptions

Today I went to the British Museum, with the Weasels, to see the Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition that has had everyone talking for ages. It has been heralded as the best exhibition ever. I was looking forward to seeing something … Continue reading

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Pop art

Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 and became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. It took him a while to develop his own style but when he did, he became a sensation, using comic strips and … Continue reading

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Visiting Britain

Back at work today. Fighting the half-term horrors was bad enough but negotiating the new system for collecting a cryptag was a right pain. It used to be that I would enter via the school’s entrance, catch the lift to … Continue reading

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The glamour of surgery

A long time ago, Dawn suggested we go to an exhibition at the Museum of London called Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men. She was interested because of her PhD studies into skeletal remains; I was interested just because I’m interested … Continue reading

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Spinning in the air

Well, it seems that the blog has been repaired, thanks to the amazing efforts of Bob McKenzie of Host Department. I have no idea what happened but I do know where the problem was and have copied the file for … Continue reading

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Boxed in

As I left Mirinda at the office after lunch (a delicious scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast) she asked if I was going to a museum. I said no, explaining that I just wanted to go home. Little did … Continue reading

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