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Museum of the Year Finalist

So, it’s well over a year since I published anything here. You know, very busy, no time to write, blah blah.

But just to prove that I have been doing something and not just being lazy, here’s a film that I scripted (and, in a moment of uncontrolled megalomania, presented) for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 which the Museum of Natural History has been shortlisted for. Thanks to Northern Town for producing the film.

It’s been a busy year and an even busier few weeks preparing for the announcement of this, and working for the Museum of the History of Science too: its new exhibition, Dear Harry…, opens on 14 May. Meanwhile, at the Museum of Natural History we are about to open a new contemporary science temporary exhibition, Biosense, and two new permanent touchable displays all about evolution. Rachel mentions this Sensing Evolution project in the video above.

There have been plenty of other things that I’ve been involved in over the past year that I should really have blogged about here. I’ll try and record more of that, but no promises.

What I might write about soon though was my chance to take Magnum photographer Martin Parr around the Museum of Natural History, as part of the Art Fund promotions. I got to watch him work and photograph the process myself at the same time. A treat indeed.