Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Learning in London

The "Great Exhibitions" course has been exploring what constitutes a museum, an exhibition, and a collection. Today (New Year's Day) we travelled to the Imperial War Museum, which will close on January 6 for 6 months in order to prepare for the Centenary exhibits. Tomorrow, we're headed to John Soane's Museum.  More soon...for now: a few pictures!

Students gathered outside the Tower Bridge—
before we encountered the onslaught of tourists at the White Tower.

Stonehenge never fails to impress.

Nicole Wermers's double-teaspoon designed for Tate. Tea anyone?


Elizabeth said...

I love the photographs! It looks like everyone is enjoying the London trip. Happy New Year. :)

Boris Zakic said...

wonderful sunny day! btw, will u go to the wallace collection by any chance - if u haven't already? safe travels--

Prof. Darrell Kincer said...

Very jealous. Wishing you all the best!

Earl Grey said...

Thanks so much for your comments. We weren't able to visit the Wallace Collection but did manage to see John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, which is the largest square in London (set in the 1660s), and several "artist's rooms" in Tate Modern, even amidst construction.

Students who are interested in taking up a short-term study abroad course, consider talking to Darrell about his London-Dublin course to be held in December 2014. You have a year to plan for it!