Behind the Scenes at the Museum – book launched

Your access-all-areas guide to the world’s most amazing museums!

Last year I worked with the fantastic editorial team at DK books as the lead consultant on this new children’s book all about museums. The aim was to give children an an exclusive tour of the world’s most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. It was, by far, one of the most enjoyable freelance projects I’ve worked on in my career and I’m really proud of the end result.

The book isn’t out until 15 July 2020, but you can read more about it here on the DK books website

This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, and storing them.

Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut’s space suit after it’s been worn on the Moon? Or how the world’s most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen – from how historians care for Anne Frank’s diary to what it takes to excavate and exhibit a wooly mammoth skeleton.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives you exclusive access to hidden objects that aren’t normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled in jars, priceless jewellery too valuable to be on display, and fragile papers that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world’s most interesting museums.

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