Archive for February, 2006

Not exactly museum-related…

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

…and in a sense tragic, but this guy is (or is that was) surely a candidate for a Darwin Award?

Sense of history

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Right back at the beginning of this blog I wrote about the experience which more than any other led me to working in museums. Now while that fixed in my head the value, the importance, of objects as the physical link to our past, it must be admitted that very few museums will provide that [...]

Doggy dog world and other enormities

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

How often have you heard or read something like this:
“The proof is in the pudding.”
Well, no, it isn’t actually. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, dammit.
And don’t get me started on ‘enormity’. Too late. It is not, as so many seem to think a synonym for mere bigness. On the other hand [...]