GLAM Blog Club – Control

 

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An extreme case of not being in control – me bungy jumping in New Zealand, 2013

 

What an appropriate theme for GLAM Blog Club considering I am a control freak. In a good way of course. What can I say, I’m a true Virgo through and through. A big part of this comes from my desire to have things organised – I even colour code my wardrobe (yes, I have also catalogued the contents reassuring myself it was for insurance purposes and not for fun). Continue reading GLAM Blog Club – Control

The Lady and the Unicorn

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I have been meaning to write this blog post since Tuesday. Needless to say, I am only now finding the time to actually sit down and write my thoughts. The Lady and the Unicorn is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition consists of six large tapestries created by an unknown artist. It is estimated that they were weaved during the 1500s in France. What is pretty incredible is that these tapestries have only been displayed three times outside of France in over a 500 year period! According to the gallery’s website, the tapestries are “considered to be some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European art”. Continue reading The Lady and the Unicorn

Biennale – Cockatoo Island

Greetings from Sydney! It is so lovely to be back in this city enjoying all the amazing people, places and food. As well as, of course, the wonderful museums and heritage sites. Today I visited my favourite island in the entire world, Cockatoo Island, to see the 21st Biennale of Sydney. It is quite unbelievable to think that two years ago I was working on the island and actually guiding tours to see the artworks that were on display! I visited the island with one of my closest friends, Emily. Continue reading Biennale – Cockatoo Island

Winchester Mystery House

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Last night I decided to see the newly released film ‘Winchester’ starring the ever so fabulous feminist icon, Helen Mirren. I will say that it did contain some good jump scares so I was pretty pleased. Also, it has motivated me to write a blog entry on my visit to the Winchester Mystery House back in 2014. The mansion is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and contains two small museums inside the grounds. A visit will reveal a fascinating history of the Winchester family and a slice of 18th and 19th century American intrigue. Continue reading Winchester Mystery House

International Women’s Day

I am a day late posting this blog in Australia but right on time for people who live in other parts of the world where it is, indeed, still 8 March aka International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I wanted to write a short blog piece focusing on a few incredible women. The following women have been selected as I have recently seen their stories on display in a museum.

1. Amelia Earhart – National Air and Space Museum

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GLAM Blog Club – Happiness

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New month, new GLAM Blog Club post! February went by so quickly I completely forgot to write something. To make up for it, I’m going to try and publish this blog as early in the month as possible. The theme for March is Happiness – i.e. what makes you happy? This is a huge theme to cover and consider, so I’m going to just focus on one moment where I felt nothing but happiness. Otherwise, we would be here all day. I say this because even on my bad days, I feel extremely grateful and happy to be working in an industry that is also something I’m passionate about. Continue reading GLAM Blog Club – Happiness

Underworld – Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

 

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Source: Sydney Living Museums, Police & Justice Museum, 2018, Online: https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/justice-police-museum

 

Hello, my name is Ziggy Potts and Rebecca asked me to share with you some of my thoughts on a recent exhibition. ‘Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties,’ is now showing at the Museum of Sydney. This exhibition is one that I was very keen to visit, as I have always been fascinated by underworld figures seen in various television series such as ‘Tough Nuts: Australia’s Hardest Criminals’ and the various iterations of ‘Underbelly.’ Continue reading Underworld – Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties