This Week

This Week

. . . It's deep mid winter, at the very beginning of 2017, and we are picking up on a Marco Polo-ish theme of Museums and Stories. Read on to discover which museum and what stories have caught our imagination in this time of frosts and freezing fog. (Swipe to the right to read more.)
Mummies, Curses And The British Museum By Rachel Morris Mummies, Curses And The British Museum By Rachel Morris

Mummies, Curses And The British Museum By Rachel Morris

It's mid winter and London is deep in darkness and freezing fog. The streets are muffled up in silence, there's frost on the pavements til eleven every morning, and the sun, when it does come out, looks like a silver penny in the mist . . . Click on the image to read more
PS And By The Way

PS And By The Way

. . . Have you read 'Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums'? A selection of essays on museums with a particularly beautiful one from the poet Alice Oswald who fell in love with a Roman water sprite, 2 inches tall, in Corinium Museum.

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.