Another week has flown by, and somehow I still haven’t managed to get up-to-date with my photo posts… Doh! This is mainly because of the fact that I’ve been trying to cram far too many things into my week, and being back on placement has drained me of energy – on Wednesday night I actually fell asleep during GBBO (!) because I was so tired.
Today I have a day of rest, however, so I’ve been giving the flat a good ol’ clean, as well as trying to play catch-up with university work, my blog reader, Getty submissions, and well, having a bit of a rest!
Last Friday, Laurence invited me to take some photographs at Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum. I’m always overjoyed at any excuse to visit my favourite museum, so I naturally said yes and travelled into the NHM in the late afternoon to help/get in the way/photograph the set-up for the lovely folks who were working on Crowdsourcing the Collection.
I have many blog-related plans for the hundreds of photographs that I took whilst both volunteering and working at the Natural History Museum in London. Unfortunately, because I have so many exciting plans for them, I never get round to actually making posts with in! I did post about Entomological Curation way back in February last year, but that’s been about it on the museum photography. I have decided that instead of waiting for all of the perfect blog posts to write themselves, I’m going to select a few of my favourites and post them now, rather than never!
My dear friend Caroline (fellow folk music enthusiast and also the lovely lady who I co-run The Badger Set with) recently asked me for some tips on how to make an authentic museum display for an art exhibition she’ll be holding soon. As many people seem to find the photographs I’ve taken at the Natural History Museum interesting (and it seemed a good excuse for me to delve into my own personal archive of photos taken there for a trip down memory lane!), I thought I’d share the hints and tips that I’m giving her here!