Melbourne Museum: Gut Feelings & Revolutions Records and Rebels

On our final day in Melbourne we visited the Melbourne Museum. Our intention was to see the exhibition Gut Feelings and spend a little bit of time in some of the permanent displays. In the end, we had enough time to also wander through the temporary exhibition Revolutions: Records and Rebels. With the latter, I… Continue reading Melbourne Museum: Gut Feelings & Revolutions Records and Rebels

Immigration Museum: Tatau Marks of Polynesia & Perseverance Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Today we visited the Immigration Museum in Melbourne specifically to see two new (ish) exhibitions - Tatau and Perseverance. Essentially, both look at the significance of tattoos - one focusing on Polynesia and the other on Japan. Even though there were a few similarities, I am going to address each exhibition separately. I have previously… Continue reading Immigration Museum: Tatau Marks of Polynesia & Perseverance Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

National Gallery of Victoria: Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

During a weekend getaway to Melbourne, I made sure to visit the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to see Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds. I was quite familiar with the works of Escher having seen examples in optical illusion puzzle books. I was particularly excited to see the work titled Ascending and descending… Continue reading National Gallery of Victoria: Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

National Gallery of Victoria: MoMA

This morning I braved the exhibition opening day crowds and visited MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Not the world's catchiest title, but, exactly describes what you are about to see. Luckily I had planned ahead and pre-purchased my ticket. Otherwise I'd probably… Continue reading National Gallery of Victoria: MoMA

National Gallery of Victoria: The House of Dior

Hello! I'm back with another guest post for Curate Your Own Adventure. This time I’m discussing The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition, currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne. This exhibition commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the Dior fashion house, one of the most iconic couture… Continue reading National Gallery of Victoria: The House of Dior

Medical History Weekend at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum

To kick-start this medical history weekend, I attended a writing medical history masterclass at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum. It was a day filled with reinforcing and refreshing my writing skills as well as learning new techniques. The participants at this workshop were a diverse group ranging from museum professionals to medical practitioners. In saying this,… Continue reading Medical History Weekend at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: From Snake Oil to Science

Today I returned to the Geoffrey Kaye Museum to visit my supervisor and see the new exhibition - From Snake Oil to Science: the Development and Labelling of Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Pain. It was such a fantastic day filled with much needed catch ups and some work! I am going to dedicate this… Continue reading Geoffrey Kaye Museum: From Snake Oil to Science