Review: Museum of Transology

When the Museum of Transology launched, it was announced as the largest and boldest collection of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever displayed in the UK. A highly intimate exhibition which challenges the idea that gender is fixed, binary and biologically determined, it explores how these artefacts have helped to fashion self-shaped gender identities. Curator... Continue Reading →

Launch day for The Underpinnings Museum

After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, today is the launch of The Underpinnings Museum website. Thank you so much to everyone who pledged their support to the project and ensure that, not only did we raise enough to purchase period-specific mannequins and pay for more of the collection to be photographed, but we smashed through... Continue Reading →

Introducing… The Underpinnings Museum

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I've been involved in a side project over the last few months, unsurprisingly relating to underwear. The history of lingerie is an important part of the history of women's changing role in society, yet it is rarely given the attention it deserves. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Fashion on the Ration

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Having lived in London for almost a decade, I am somewhat ashamed to say that I hadn't visited IWM before, despite having paid frequent visits to IWM North on Salford Quays back when I lived in... Continue Reading →

I love London

Four years ago, when we were preparing to move to London, I was utterly convinced that it would never feel like home. After almost a decade in Manchester (on and off), I thought that London was too big, too unfriendly and certainly too expensive for me. Friends told me I'd love it, but I insisted... Continue Reading →

In praise of museums

I've been to quite a few museums in the capital over last couple of weeks and I've realised there's an awful lot of fun (and knowledge) out there that I've been missing. First up was the Natural History Museum with my two youngest nieces, aged 7 and 9. Not my favourite place to spend time... Continue Reading →

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