Mon 11 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #26: The Bayeux Tapestry

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: The Bayeux Tapestry.

A Saxon woman and child watch Normans set fire to their house
Fri 08 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #25: Cosimo III’s hippo

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: Cosimo III’s hippo.

This stuffed hippo, a 17th-century Medici pet, is on display at La Specola, Florence
Thu 07 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #24: Model of Pompeii in 1820

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: model of Pompeii in 1820.

Soane commissioned this two-tier stand to hold this and other models
Tue 05 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #23: the Robben Island guides

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today is: the Robben Island guides.

Mlilwana “Sparky” Sparks was previously a prisoner on Robben Island but is now a guide. Photo credit: Eileen Ogintz
Mon 04 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #22: The red shoe

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: the red shoe.

The red shoe is on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
Fri 01 May 2020 Opinion

An object a day #21: Tutankhamun’s mask

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: Tutankhamun’s mask.

The less well-known view of Tutankhamun’s mask