“Hang on lads, I’ve had a great idea!”


Fig. 1. ‘Hang on lads, I’ve had a great idea!’ Richard Wilson at the De la Warr

If curation is the way forward to facilitate learning online then the next step will be for each of us to draw on our experiences as a visitors to countless museums and galleries, houses and castles – from the mishaps of a rainy day to the inspired and repeated visits to museum events.

Does this become a journey through your mind?

Is it any wonder that people who demonstrate extraordinary feats of recollection do so by pegging images to a journey through a familiar space?

Might a way to prepare for an exam to create a temporary exhibition of your own?

Where have you been that is worth forgetting or remembering?

For me it should be ‘The Tank Museum’ in Dorset. We only went because after five days of rain on a 6 day camping holiday we were running out of places to go. Another on the same trip was ‘Monkey World’. Both trips were memorable, ‘The Tank Museum’ because they had rigged up a First World War Vicker’s Machine Gun to a video game so therefore the first time I personally placed my hands exactly as my grandfather would have done – explains why he had thumbs like a Spoonbill’s beak.

As for ‘Monkey World’ – whatever that male monkey was up to on his own up a tree but in full view of visitors took some explaining (or not explaining) to a 10 and 12 year old.

Perhaps the most ‘rubbish’ trips are the most memorable for that very reason?

  • Where do you suggest NOT going?!
  • The weird and the wonderful.
  • The highly recommended and the ones to avoid – unless you once agitation and aggravation to leave its mark.
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