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Musée Yves Saint Laurent – Paris, January 2018

Happy new year! 10 days ago I headed for a 36 hour jaunt to Paris, as a treat having survived Christmas. My usual hotel was closed for its annual post festive “holiday” as they are a family run establishment so … Continue reading

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My lunchtime at Sir John Sloane’s Museum

Ok now that my contract is coming to the end I seem to be cramming in as much as I can historical before I leave. Somewhere I have been meaning to visit over the last 11 & half months is … Continue reading

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Today I saw a treasure

There are some things as a historian that you read about, quote, see in pictures or on documentaries and feel in total awe at the thought of them. Today I saw one of those special treasures. This object I have … Continue reading

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Could Kevin McCloud be the 21st century Octavia Hill?

14th December 2011 There is no getting around it; Britain is in the grip of a Dickensian styled housing crisis. I do have the upmost respect for Channel 4, who is usually more commonly known for catering to those who … Continue reading

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A Decade of free cultural enlightenment: Why free entry to national museums is so important

2nd December 2011 Yesterday say the 10th anniversary of free entry for all our national museums. According to The Museums Association, a museum is “an institution which collects documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the … Continue reading

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A dish of artistic humble pie

I will be the first to admit that I am no fan of modern art as a general rule – I like my art like my men, classic, with age and preferably Italian or French but I am quite fond … Continue reading

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Why we need to keep our small urban museums.

22nd October 2011 Regardless of where you live in the UK if you mention the TV programme “The Office” and most people remember 1) that dance 2) Slough. Mention Slough to older generation of people and they will quote the … Continue reading

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