Who dares to loiter in our lofty halls
while scholars burn their midnight oil at home?
© Caroline Gill 2009
from 'Sleepover at the Museum'
Did you know that the annual Museums at Night Festival takes place this week from 15-17 May?
You can read about the organisations behind the festival here and here.
Back in 2009, The Haddon Library (of Archaeology and Anthropology in the University of Cambridge) arranged a poetry competition to mark its own 70th anniversary in 2006 and the University’s 800th. My poem, 'Sleepover at the Museum', was awarded Third Prize. You can read it here.
|Cambridge at Dusk|
There are lots of night time museum activities going on, so why not take a look here and see what you can find in your neck of the woods.
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz will be hosting a documentary about the initiative on BBC2 this Saturday night, May 17, at 19.00hrs.
Here are some links to a variety of Museums at Night activities ...
- Keats House (a chance to get creative)