Painted Hall Ceiling Tour, Greenwich

I’ve been wanting to write this post about Thornhill’s Painted Hall in Greenwich since I visited back in April but what better time to post it than on the day of the master himself, James Thornhill’s Birthday. Thornhill was an 18th century English painter but is sadly relatively unknown, despite completing large-scale works such as the Painted…

The Hepworth Wakefield

After living in York for 3 years, I finally made the short journey to the Hepworth in Wakefield after my exams had finished. Ordinarily, sculpture isn’t really my favourite style of work to see, however, as the Hepworth had been voted Art Fund Museum of the year for 2017, I thought I’d visit and open…

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This week is the Queen’s annual visit to Holyrood Palace, her official residence in Scotland. During the week she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies, celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and community, both meeting Scots and hosting thousands at the Palace. In honour of Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, ‘Royal…

Rediscovering York Art Gallery

Shortly before leaving York, I decided to go on a bit of a museum pilgrimage, making the most of living in a city full of culture. I am often guilty of overlooking the York Art Gallery in favour of escaping York to see art or simply going to the shops instead when visiting the city. So,…

My 2017 Top 9

As the new year starts, I wanted to do a quick post to go through some of the amazing things that happened in 2017. I mean I might be procrastinating revision with my 72-hour exam looming but it’s something I want to share before we get too into January! 2017 was a big year for…

Internship with the National Trust

Okay so this summer has been the best, as well as travelling to lots of different places, (some of which still need to be posted!) I also spent 7 weeks working for the National Trust. Not only did I have an amazing time but learnt so much during my time working in the Regional office…

A Week in Archives

My experience of working in an archive for a week. Discovering Architectural drawings and notes in the Archive of Pace & Sims.