Was war zuerst da?*

*What came first? Just another day at work, with 700(!) visitors and the world’s most adorable clutch of chicks. Say it with me now, “Awwww!”

Tips For Developing Multi-Language Labels – Part 1

Since moving to Germany, I’ve developed a keenly-tuned English-language radar. No snippet – spoken or written – is too small to escape my notice, and I delight when I find them. Along with hunting for moments of my mother tongue, I’m helping create them. I’m involved in several projects exploring different ways to incorporate English…

The Afterlife Never Sounded So Good

There are dozens of reasons to love working in museums. You get to work with amazing objects, tell incredible stories, and help visitors discover, connect, and be inspired. And sometimes, if you’re very lucky, you work at The British Museum and you get Tom Hiddleston to narrate your short film on The Book of the…

Inspiration – Icelandic Instructional Signs

There are a lot of beautiful ways to get yourself seriously injured in Iceland: volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, cliffs, and pieces of fermented shark on toast. I was lucky enough to experience almost all of them (not the shark, because ewww), and I was repeatedly surprised at how minimal and unobtrusive the caution and instructional signs…