Exhibitions to see in 2015

Inspired by the ‘ones to watch’ lists that turn up this time of year, I’ve put together a list of exhibitions to look out for and forward to in 2015. TimeOut published a similar list, and some of their suggestions are included here, but I wanted to highlight exhibitions outside of London too, and focus…

Museums in a digital world: exhibition trailers

When I go to the cinema, I sometimes enjoy the trailers and film previews as much as the actual film being shown (and sometimes more – though last time that was entirely the fault of The Imitation Game. Still angry – see Alex von Tunzelmann’s piece). We’re used to seeing film and TV trailers, even trailers…

21 Reasons Why I Love Museums

Last week I read Oliver Smith’s Telegraph piece, 21 Reasons Why I Hate Museums. It was published a few weeks ago but (perhaps luckily) I had missed it. Even though I do agree with Smith on some of the problems he identified, such as the price of temporary exhibitions, and the amount of objects not on display,…

Queering #MuseumWeek

This week marks Museum Week, and Twitter has been flooded with museums, their publics and academics tweeting about museums with the tag #MuseumWeek. Like #MuseumSelfie a few months ago, which encouraged users to share images of themselves in museums (unless of course in a no photography exhibition), Museum Week has done a great deal to…