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Chawton House Library

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” – Persuasion, 1818. This time one month ago I was packing my bags, ready to begin a month-long residential internship at Chawton House Library. It was …

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“Not relevant to their everyday lives”: A Millennial Problem

There has recently been a tonne of discussion surrounding Millennials, and how on earth do Museums engage them? I find this question of Millennials in museums especially interesting and relevant considering I am one who both visits and works in them. Also, when you think about it, a large number of young people make up …

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You need to know about: Edward King

I recently visited Portsmouth Museum, and those who are familiar with Portsmouth are aware of it’s rich naval history and museums relating to such. However, I was pleasantly surprised to have been greeted with an art exhibition as the first port-of-call there. The artist in question is the quite unknown Edward King. Born in 1862, …