"A letter always seemed to me like Immortality, for is it not the mind alone, without corporeal friend?" - Emily Dickinson, 1882 This summer I had the great fortune to work as a placement student for the University of Cambridge's Polar Museum, one of several public-facing aspects of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). I … Continue reading The Men of the Franklin Expedition (Part 1)
One of life's little quirks is that we tend to stumble upon those things we become most passionate about when we aren't even looking. Philipa Langley, the woman who speardheaded the Looking for Richard Project, came to Richard III by chance.
Elie Wiesel once wrote, "We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim." If American museums continue to be neutral, we run the risk of allowing bigotry and hatred to become normalized in our country.
Welcome to the very first post here on Chasing Shadows! It seems odd and inorganic to just jump into posting, so I wanted to open with an introduction.