MUSEUM DROP-IN AND MITHRAISM

Dan Simpson was poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. You can read more on Dan’s residency here. I ran a writing drop-in session at Canterbury Roman Museum last Wednesday, where people were free to join me in creating some Roman artefact-inspired poems. David Walsh (who joined me on the very first leg of my...

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FIRST ARMCHAIR VISIT

Nicky Thompson was the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. You can read her blog posts here and on her blog Pebble Press. I felt a bit like the proverbial kid in a candy store. As I began wandering around the rooms, the variety of the exhibits hit me hard and...

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THE BEST #MUSEUMSELFIE’S FROM THE BEANEY

In case you haven’t logged into your Twitter account, today is #MuseumSelfie day! Here at the Beaney the art and the staff have been marking it in style. Who knew we were all such a vain bunch? Here are a few of our favourites from the day… …and of course...

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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 1,000 OBJECTS

October 2014 saw the publication of Dorling Kindersley’s History of the World in 1,000 Objects, which features dozens of items from our collections. For all the museums staff and frequent visitors the release was a gentle reminder of the sheer diversity of the objects in our collections. It was an...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE STORY…

Written by Beaney artists in residence Holder and Lamoon It has been a while since we last posted a blog about our work at The Beaney, not because we have been sitting around doing nothing, because we have been working on bit of a secret mission.  Well not that secret,...

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WINTER IN THE FRONT ROOM

As Edith Sitwell said ‘Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home’. In our latest Front Room exhibition, Winter, we wanted to create a space which encapsulated...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE SURPRISE

If you read our blog a few weeks ago you will know that something very special is happening at The Beaney this Christmas. Artists in residence, Holder and Lamoon, are taking over our Christmas tree to create a visual Intriguerium of a display, inspired by objects in the collections. As...

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CRAIG CARRIES…AN ANGLO-SAXON PENDANT

As part of his job our Collections Manager, Craig Bowen, often transports fascinating historical artefacts between our stores and museums. In the past these have included items such as Zulu spears, priceless pendants, machine guns and a mummified cat. We’d like to bring you an exclusive sneak peek at some...

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