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Spending some time at the Art Gallery of Ontario

This is a beautiful place. I was only in Toronto for a few days but this was on the top of my list of my places to go. My visit was back in July and it was really hot and humid, which was another great reason to go to the gallery as it has great air con!

I wasn’t really interested in the European art there, and much keener to see that First Nation art on show. I wasn’t disappointed. There are some stunning pieces there, and the volunteer guide who showed a group of us around was very good and had a lot of information on hand.

The Rebecca Belmore exhibition was stunning, and at times, disturbing. Whilst I can’t say that I enjoyed all of her work, I can say that it gave me more insight into First Nation issues.

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Vancouver Art Gallery, Mashup – The Birth of Modern Culture

I was in Vancouver for a week last week and visited the art gallery. They didn’t have much on as they were between exhibits apparently. However, this was on and was interesting in some ways.

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The Clangers and Bagpus exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood

I’ve never been to the V&A’s Museum of Childhood before, but decided to drop in and take a look as I was passing the other day. They had an exhibition of the Clangers and also Bagpus, which was brilliant. I love the Clangers and always have done.

It was only a little exhibition, but it was lovely to see and I’m sure to go back to this museum soon.

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Science Museum: Churchill’s Scientists

It feels like it was ages ago. This was another little exhibition in the Science Museum that I had a look at a week ago. Very interesting especially as I’ve just been reading Churchill’s history of the second world war. There was quite a lot of information that I didn’t know in there and some very insightful context too.

If you’re interested in going along it’s where the Alan Turing exhibition was a while back. If that makes sense at all.

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Science Museum: Ada Lovelace

I was quite surprised that it was actually quite a small exhibition for a character as important as Ada Lovelace. Even so, it was a nice little exhibition with some interesting facts. I’m sure they could’ve found more, I’m sure they could’ve got hold of more stuff about her, but anyway, I’m glad that they at least had an exhibition about her. That’s something.

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A visit to the Science Museum: “Cosmonauts, Birth of the Space Age”

I’ve always been interested in space. I’ve always been interested in the history of it and this exhibition reminded me about a lot of the things I’d heard about and lived through in the 70’s. When the space race was at its height, when the USSR was launching Soyuz missions and the Salyut Space Station was being used. There was so much good stuff in there, so many interesting artifacts.

It was exciting. It was amazing, and this exhibition took me back there and reminded me a lot of what it had been like when those events happened. I think it’s also given my interest in space a bit of a nudge too. I’ve always been interested, but I haven’t done much about it for a long time. Perhaps I should now, perhaps I will.