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By visitor services on 14 Sep 2011

Hello everyone, Giusy here again from the Museum’s Visitor Services Team. I hope you read and enjoyed my last post on Ed’s mail making. You are still on time to catch up here if you haven’t! In this post I focus on the workshops developed by my colleagues Stephanie and Joanna. Stephanie has run a Victorian object handling workshop which has looked specifically at objects found in the kitchen and to do with food and drink, for example butter pats and toast forks. During the session she used pictures to illustrate how kitchens have changed over the time and she loved to talk about different […]

The Return of the Diary of a Museum of London Bee keeper

By lynne connell on 8 Jun 2011

It is now almost a year since the colony of bees first arrived at Museum of London, and definitely time for an update on how they are doing. The good news is that they have survived this winter’s cold weather. Brian (the bee man) asked me to check that the hive entrance was clear and to listen for signs of life. I went out to look at the hive on 16 January, when the weather was especially mild. I cleared some dead bees from the hive entrance and listened for buzzing. I didn’t hear a thing! However, the mild weather […]

Food Memories by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

By star guest on 20 Jan 2011

Our first star guest blog comes from Yasmin Alibhai-Brown ahead of her event at the Museum of London Docklands on 28 January. For more information about the event click here. Way back in 1954, Alice.B. Toklas, the lesbian lover of avant garde writer Gertrude Stein penned a cookbook, fabulously recreating the flavours of their long life together in France. Stein was the clever, demanding ‘husband’; wife Alice, a bountiful gastronome. The recipes are replete with pleasure and sex that couldn’t speak its name so had to be covered in pastry and rich sauces. Her lover is always ‘Gertrude Stein’ and […]