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“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair”

“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair” Holly Booth, Interpretation officer at Keats House gave this lecture on hair work Jewellery: memories, mourning and mementos of Death. Holly, like myself is interested in memory’s place in the museum, … Continue reading

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“As an operator he was bold, but not cool, rapid without being dexterous and he had no sympathy with humanity”

This is sort of a review of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition at The Museum of London, but also with many other related reflections and distractions. I visited the exhibition twice, once with my Australian scriptwriter friend, on … Continue reading

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“Trace a path that others can follow”

“Trace a path that others can follow” Continuing my review of the needle is always at hand tour last year… The Text & Textiles Conference run by The Material Texts department at Cambridge University, September 2012 This post has two … Continue reading

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“What you see, is what you see”

“What you see, is what you see” Jasper Johns The needle is always at hand on tour Last year I toured different versions of the needle is always at hand exhibition original made for Keats House in 2011, to the … Continue reading

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“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced”

  The Soren Kierkegaard room at the Copenhagen City Museum is one I, like many before me have flocked to, to see the relics of “The Copenhagener”. The man who’s philosophical thought is a prerequisite for Existentialism. Kierkegaard was deeply … Continue reading

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“You must come and see me frequently”

“You must come and see me frequently” Chemisette – Browns Parlour   Keats was sometimes based in this room when he was sick and Fanny would visit him when she was allowed. In his letters Keats invites fanny to bring … Continue reading

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“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you”

“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you” Dress – Kitchen On the table in the kitchen in Keats part of the house Fanny made items of dress for herself but also had items made … Continue reading

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