This week

This week

. . . Stephen Greenberg is looking at the Elusive Art of 'Less Design', and muf's great new gallery, Wonderlab, at the Science Museum in South Kensington. (Swipe to the right to read more.)
How To Do Less Design By Stephen Greenberg How To Do Less Design By Stephen Greenberg

How To Do Less Design By Stephen Greenberg

Wonderlab, the new interactive gallery designed by muf at the Science Museum in South Kensington is a triumph - with a distinctive aesthetic of wooden trestles, easels and artist's donkeys. It is also an idea whose time has come . . . (Click on the image to read more.)
PS  And By The Way . . .

PS And By The Way . . .

This image is from the Wellcome's new Reading Room, free and open to all, in Euston Road. Likely to become one of London's great small spaces, for reading, thinking, mooching and daydreaming.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Museum of Marco Polo and that it’s got you thinking about Time, Memory, History, Stories, Museums and the role of imagination and creativity in the making of museums, whether they are real, lightly fictionalised or utterly imaginary. We hope it’s also got you wondering why some museums are so poetic and how it is that such solidly three-dimensional things should be as much about ideas as they are about things. And finally we hope that it’s got you wanting to speak up for museums and against the current funding cuts, since museums only do on a big scale what each of us does on a tiny scale which is to use things and memories to make sense of the wonderful, terrible Past. And without the Past we are nothing.