Quite a bit has happened to the Victoria & Albert Museum in its 165 year history – heists, bombings, construction and moments of brilliance. These posts are based off our #THATMuseFacts on Twitter – because a tweet sometimes isn’t enough! If you like learning about funny, interesting or just plain bizarre facts about some of Europe’s coolest museums, follow @THAT_Muse_ on Twitter and look for our quarterly “Top 10” posts like this one about the British Museum, Louvre and Musée d’Orsay!
THATKid Tuesday is a monthly dose of Art History for kids, running the 1st Tuesday of each month. In this series we’ll be blogging about different terms from the THATKid glossary we’ve created to help kids understand some of the art history terms that pop up in our hunts.
This time we’re going to look at Predella!
Predella, an Italian word, is the name given to the decorative panel below a painting or carving. Often this was used to tell the life story of a main character in several different scenes. A good example is this cast of … Read More
On your THATNat at the Natural History Museum, you’ll come across lots of objects that look like skeletons. Mighty T-Rex skulls, a full Iguanodon, and winged pteranodons. But are the skeletons the same as the skulls of the mammoths and mastodons in the museum’s collection?
It’s a tricky question – one that we will answer on the hunt, of course!
Not all fossils are bones. Any trace of a long-dead creature can be a fossil. Footprints are fossils. Bones are fossils. Egg shells are fossils. Even droppings are fossils – and we can learn … Read More
On this upcoming Sunday, 25 March, we’re launching THATNat- our Treasure Hunt At The Natural History Museum! We’ll be meeting for the hunt at 2 pm in the Lower Ground Floor ‘Picnic Area’: If entering Hintze Hall from the Cromwell Rd entrance, place yourself below the belly of the Blue Whale soaring above the lobby. Within Hintze Hall, to the right (Info Desk behind you) pass through the double-doored corridor then hang another sharp right to the stairwell leading down to the Lower Ground Floor (in the ‘Green Zone’ as per the map). Once … Read More