Museums Showoff 9, Tuesday 1st October – LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Summer is over. Boo!

Museums Showoff is back! Hurrah!

We’ll be upstairs at The Black Heart, 3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP on Tuesday 1st October with more top museum people prepared to divulge the best bits about their work and dish all the inside info. Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7.30pm. Entry is free, but we’ll be collecting on the door for our charity of the month, Aston Mansfield, which works to tackle poverty, deprivation and disadvantage in east London. We suggest a donation of £5.

Lining up to strut their museums stuff in a wondrous extravaganza of wit and wisdom will be:

Steve Cross – your compère for the evening: telling jokes, introducing acts and keeping things to time.

Rosie Clarke – “The Picassos are here!” I’ll be telling the inspiring story of how, in an early example of crowdfunding, the Swiss city of Basel came together in 1967 to save their beloved Picasso paintings. Young people begged for donations under the motto “All You Need Is Pablo” … but what did Picasso himself think of these shenanigans?

Miki Webb & Jenna Byers – Museums on the front line: we’ve spent our summer working as visitor assistants at Royal Museums Greenwich. These are our experiences, stories and tips on how not to visit a museum!

Michael Smith – How we named The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge (in Canterbury) and then designed everything from their toilet signs to the detail of their banner brackets.

Eva Amsen – The Museum of Jurassic Technology is possibly the only museum that consistently makes its visitors question reality. I’ll tell you about some of its exhibits, but I won’t blame you if you don’t believe me.

Catherine Jones – Turning a 1920s radio into a 21st century exhibit and showing your love of exhibits through flashing LEDS. Two projects: one official, one a bit less so.

Lucy Carruthers & Abby Coombs – Hear from two myth-busting museum designers, attempting to dismantle a collection of misconceptions and who think that together we can reach a solution for positive creative collaboration.

Claire Reed & Lauryn Etheridge – Lessons learned from an exciting collaboration between UCL and the National Trust to create ‘The Trappings of Trade’ exhibition, which reveals the world of commercial men at Osterley Park House during the eighteenth century and explores global stories in the twenty-first.

Ivo Dawnay – Big Brother and me: a comic unveiling of the Big Brother & National Trust marriage.

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