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Where is Asturias, food and promoting living heritage

Within ‘the heritage sector’ we compartmentalise its different aspects. Museums, libraries, archives as guardians and interpreters of collections. The historic environment sector as recorders of the built environment and historic landscapes. Archaeologists who excavate, record and analyse material remains. Then there’s natural heritage, everything about our world that isn’t human made. The subject divisions proliferate […]

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Museums as sacred spaces series

I have had in mind for a while to write a series of articles exploring ideas, quite freeform, of museums and galleries as sacred spaces. This concept has interested me for a number of years, since I started working in the sector and remember seeing outside a provincial art gallery a sign which went something […]

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A new home for the Museum of Computing

The UK’s Museum of Computing has secured new premises situated in Swindon’s town centre. Thanks to a 3 year lease donated by Swindon Borough Council, the museum is due to re-open in July. Read more about the Museum of Computing reopening on Culture24 or their own press release for more background on the museum. Friday 23rd […]

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Exhibition reviews on Creative Spaces

I thought about using Past Thinking as the place for exhibition and book reviews on museumy subjects that interest me, but instead I would like to contribute to content creation on Creative Spaces (National Museums Online Learning Project) particularly when the reviews related to items in the nine museum collections it hosts. I have recently […]

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Creative Spaces – Social Media and Museums

[Update] I’ve had some more thoughts on Creative Spaces. Feel free to follow this post with my first follow-up. The National Museums Online Learning Project “Creative Spaces” is a social media project that links 9 major UK museums and galleries. Currently in beta, participating institutions include the Natural History Museum, The V&A, British Museum, Tate, National Portrait […]

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