The Tenement House, Glasgow; A Social History Lover’s Paradise

 

In June I re-visited one of my favourite museums in Scotland; The Tenement House in the West End of Glasgow. The museum was the home of Miss. Agnes Toward (and her mother) from 1911 until 1965 when she entered long-time hospital care before dying in 1972. The Tenement House was sold to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) in the early 1980s and is a microcosm of one woman’s lifetime experiences from the early to mid-twentieth century.

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‘Make Do and Mend’ – The ‘Original Slow-Fashion’ Movement; A Personal Perspective

Scrolling through my Instagram Stories feed and I’m seeing more and more of the Instagram users I follow discuss fast fashion and remedies to combat the growth of this industry through recycling, re-using, and re-making.  These methods are sometimes presented as a new way of tackling consumption in fashion and are effectively, the new ‘Make Do and Mend’ of the twenty-first century. However, these methods are not new or novel and I will discuss in this blog post ‘Make Do and Mend’ is the ‘original’ ‘Anti-Fast Fashion Movement.’

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Tuesday Thoughts: Why I blog as a Museum Professional

On Monday (10th June to be exact) I participated in a #MuseumHour discussion Twitter about freelancing in the museum world. Museum professionals across Twitter discussed how and why they became a freelancer whilst others (myself included) tuned in to obtain information on how to get that first elusive contract as a freelancer whilst also maintaining a happy work-life balance.

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Monday Musings : When In Rome!

In one hectic week last October I was in Rome on the Monday on holiday and London on the Thursday for a conference. Within this week I had visited several museums, the Vatican AND the Coliseum. Phew. A lot of culture, even for me, in a very short space of time. One museum that I really enjoyed visiting was the Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi which is a satellite of the National Gallery of Art, Rome.

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(C) Photography Rachel Sayes 2018. Artefacts Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi.

Six Amazing Irish Women in World War Two

 

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