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Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust – Mummy wrapping dust

Whilst researching a children’s book about London, I was intrigued to find out about mummies in the British Museum, and contacted one of the assistant keepers in the Egyptology Department, to arrange a meeting. There are plenty of human mummies … Continue reading

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Visit to Creswell Crags, Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.

Last weekend visited Creswell Crags, ancient caves carved out of a limestone gorge.   Wonderful strapline for the visitor centre: Inspiring visitors for 50,ooo years.  There’s a drawing of a horse scratched onto a fragment of rib bone and evidence that mammoth, hyena, wolf, reindeer and … Continue reading

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Mummies at the British Museum

Since I started working on my next Draw It! book I’ve been finding out even more wonderful and strange things about London, and meeting people who have specialist jobs here, for mini-interviews to be included in the book.  I’ve chatted … Continue reading

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Famous Bodies

Last friday evening to fascinating Famous Bodies talk at the British Museum, to coincide with the BM’s Treasures of Heaven exhibition.  Marina Warner, Madeleine Bunting and Grayson Perry discussed the fetishisation of celebrity.  Think MW’s pic of a packet of Elvis’s sweat … Continue reading

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