History of nature

Here are some more from the Horniman Museum! I’ll definitely be going back there, probably before their exhibition on Bali finishes.

I’m off on a jaunt to Greece tomorrow, armed with a couple of lenses and a couple of disposable cameras. With a bit of luck, I’ll come back with some decent shots to share. Enjoy half term, everyone!


Horniman Museum

 Who knew such a goldmine lurked in the depths of southeast London? I’m the newest addition to the Horniman Museum’s fan club. Here are a few shots from their fantastic collection of musical instruments. More coming up from their natural history exhibits!

A few more trinkets

Here are the rest of my shots from the V&A the other day. Looking at these, I’m reminded why I love it there so much. There is such a variety on offer that it’s as near to jumping continents as you’ll get under one roof.


I think I’ve mentioned before that the Victoria and Albert Museum is my favourite in London. Unfortunately, a significant portion of it is closed for refurbishment at the moment until 2012, but there’s still plenty to see. More shots to come from the afternoon I spent in there over the weekend.

Tate Modern

I hadn’t been to the Tate Modern since Miroslaw Balka’s box of darkness, How It Is, was installed in the Turbine Hall last year. I should really go more often because it’s one of my favourite galleries. The exhibitions are always well curated, with an excellent variety of pieces, both aesthetic and thematic. I didn’t even go into the Gaugin exhibition this time, but I still stumbled across many pieces that I love, including some old favourites and some I’d never seen before. Go, go, go.

Buried treasures

A number of my recent posts have been about museums because I visit one every month for work. Not bad as jobs go, really. These shots are from the British Museum, one of my favourites. I think I’ll always have a soft spot for Islamic art because of the sheer luxury of it – all the golds and blues and the prettiness of Arabic script. It appeals to my inner magpie. The Islamic art room in the British Museum covers an impressive range from the Safavids to the Ottomans to the Mughals. I need to go again when I have more time to stroll around at a leisurely pace.

Natural History Museum
September 28, 2010, 9:22 pm
Filed under: City, Museums/Galleries, UK

I love the Natural History Museum. Since I moved further into the centre of London, I’ve actually lost count of the number of times I’ve been there. There’s something quite therapeutic about feeling like a tiny speck on the landscape of natural history. I love also that you can go to the Natural History Museum several times and have a completely different experience every time because it’s just so huge and impossible to cover in a single afternoon without giving yourself sore feet.