Showing posts from September, 2010


  PRESS RELEASE   Thu 30th September 2010 For immediate release   A SERIES OF SPOOKY HALLOWEEN EVENTS & A GLIMPSE OF THE EVENTS FOR NATIONAL PATHOLOGY WEEK AT THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM & HERB GARRET   The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, Southwark, is running a series of Halloween events for adults and children this October. Running throughout the half term holiday, with a special talks for all ages, all add to the spine-tingling atmosphere of this 19 th century surgical theatre in the eerie, wood-beamed attic of an 18 th century church. In November, the museum will host a series of talk as part of the series of events for the National Pathology Week 2010 A comprehensive listing of events is published on the museum's website, at .   ENDS   Contact Details For further information and images please contact Sarah Chaney on tel: 020 7188 2679 or email:   Notes to Editors The Old


  HORRIBLE HALLOWEEN HALF TERM AT THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM!     Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th October at 2pm THE PRESSURE of the KNIFE The amputation was one of the great capital operations a 19th century surgeon might be called upon to perform. However it was not the only one... From cutting for the stone and eye surgery to trephining and rhinoplasty, a talk about the many operations of the early 19th century, the skilled surgeons who performed them, the brave patients who endured them and the eager students who watched them.   Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th October at 12pm BARBERS, BLOOD & BANDAGES An interactive workshop for children exploring 18th and 19th century medicine! What did people do before the invention of anaesthetic and antiseptic procedures? Everyone is familiar with the red and white stripes outside of barber’s shops... but do you know what the rotating pole means?   Tuesday 26th October at 2pm   THE MANDRAKE: "

Think About Pricing - Pricing Strategy

Very interesting set of articles about pricing and the public sector. Think About Pricing - Pricing Strategy

Arts & Business | Research | Digital Futures | Fundraising online

Arts & Business | Research | Digital Futures | Fundraising online

Museums at Night a resounding success!

This report confirms our experience that the Museums at Night initiative was another resounding success. executive-summary-august-2010-pdf-september-15-2010-10-19-am-386k (application/pdf Object)

MLA Child protection guideance

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Chaucer's London this Saturday

My next walk is Chaucer's London this Saturday.   Chaucer's London for London walks 10.45 2nd October Exit 2 St Pauls Tube   Kevin   If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist

Kirsty's lecture at the Hunterian on Joseph Naples An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist

Walks and Events

The Museum of London are developing a really good set of walks - to see these   Other walks and events coming up THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR IN LONDON Thursday 9 September 8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50) Robert Stephenson's illustrated talk will discuss places in London that were either occupied, owned or had some connection with the Knights Templar and their dramatic downfall, including the sites of their imprisonment and interrogation. Robert Stephenson is the chairman and lecture organiser of RILKO - the Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation. A South East London Folklore Society event. Info & map: whatson/event/9618 THE HISTORY OF BERMONDSEY ABBEY Saturday 11 September 2pm-5pm  at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street; free; Please reserve a place by telephoning Stephen Humphre

Museum of London - Walks programme

Great to see the Museum of London developing their own set of walks - something Paul Herbert and I did in the 1980's and Geoffrey Thoms in the 70's. Museum of London - Walks programme

Ask a Curator Tops the Tweeting Polls

Melissa Bentley, of the MLA, reports in Museum News 06.09.2010: 'Ask a Curator becomes hottest global Twitter topic At the last count, 343 museums and galleries across the world had signed up to the inaugural edition of Ask A Curator, which allows inquisitive Twitter users to pose questions to exhibition and collection planners. By 11am this on Wednesday1st September, it had become the number one "trend" - the most discussed topic on the networking site - in the world. In one half-hour period, more than 130 Tweets had already been posted using the campaign hashtag, #askacurator, as anticipation gathered pace. “With Ask a Curator we are, on mass, taking Twitter out of the marketing department and putting it in the hands of curators,” organiser Jim Richardson told FastCompany, hoping to “plant a seed” in the minds of curators and the public and “change their expectations”. “The inspiration is really a frustration I guess…in too many institutions social media is seen

advice for the dyslexic

Font under 12” is problematic * Use a plain, evenly spaced sans serif font such as Arial and Comic Sans. Alternatives include Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic, Trebuchet. (British Dyslexia Association 2010) Thank you in advance for practising inclusivity. London College of Communication University of the Arts London

Living Places

This is a web site with resources to encourage place-making for living communities by use of arts and sports, Whatever that means - but if you look here you may find out! Home