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Tristan Antoine, October 2017: Blog: Museums and galleries I have visited:

Three weeks into the course it is inevitable that one looks to past experience to make sense of current learning. Almost as if starting a new job, an audit, or period of reflection is useful to me; consolidating existing knowledge and understanding and identifying some of the opportunities for development. I have had cause to be reminded of museums and galleries I have been to -some I had forgotten about. This list is hopefully the first instalment of what will, I hope, eventually be a comprehensive record of my gallery/museum experience world-wide. This process not only took longer than I imagined, but also brought back many memories of experiences, shows and even individual exhibits. Interestingly, unlike many UK kids today who have some experience of museums whilst at school, I don’t remember going into a gallery or museum before my foundation course. Some on the list I (have, or) do visit often, others, just once and it can stay that way! But why? What was it about those one-off experiences that I didn’t consider returning? The list exposes areas of the UK that I haven’t explored so much or at all; I doubt it is because there are no museums/galleries in these areas?

North West Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Museum of Science & Industry, People’s History Museum, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, The Lowry

Yorkshire – York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery, National Railways Museum, Royal Armouries, Leeds, National Media Museum Bradford, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Bradford, Bradford One Gallery, Salts Mill, Bradford Industrial Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum Armley Mills, Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Institute, National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hepworth Gallery Wakefield, Bronte Parsonage, Jorvick Viking Centre, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield, Millennium Gallery Sheffield, Ferens Art Gallery Hull, Eureka! Halifax, Cliffe Castle Museum Keighley, Thackray Medical Museum Leeds, Kirkstall Abbey & Abbey House Museum Leeds, Eden Camp Museum Maltby, Leeds City Museum, Hull Maritime Museum, The Deep Hull, Doncaster Museum & Gallery, Bolling Hall Bradford, Royal Pump Rooms Harrogate, Manor House Art Gallery and Museum Ilkley, Temple Newsam Leeds, Leeds Discovery Centre, Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds, Ingleborough Museum, Peace Museum Bradford, Smith Art Gallery Brighouse, Bankfield Museum Halifax, Mercer Art Gallery Harrogate, Wilberforce House Museum, Knaresborough Castle & Museum, Bracken Hall, Skipton Castle, East Riddlesden Hall, Harewood House, Horsforth Village Museum, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Lotherton Hall, Nostell Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingdales Museum, Sewerby Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Whitby Abbey, Bolton Castle Wensleydale,

Tyne & Wear – Laing Art Gallery Newcastle, Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead, Hatton Gallery Newcastle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, Segedunum Wallsend, Livivng Museum of The North Beamish, Alnwick castle, Housesteads Roman Fort

Midlands – Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery, Black Country Living Museum, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Thinktank Birmingham, Museum of The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, Aston Hall, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Art Birmingham, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, New Walk Museum Leicester, Warwick Castle, Snibston Discovery Museum, Hardwick Hall, Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, Worcester Museum & Art Gallery, The Commandery Worcester, Royal Worcester Pottery Museum, Kidderminster Carpet Museum, Harvington Hall, Worcester County Museum & Hartlebury Castle, Dudmaston Hall, Worcester Cathedral, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Compton Verney, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry, Mead Gallery Warwick Arts Centre, Shrewsbury Castle & Museum & Art Gallery, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Stoke-on-Trent, Ruskin Glass Centre Stourbridge, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Museum of The Gorge Ironbridge, MAD Museum Stratford, Kidderminster Railway Museum, Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Sculpture, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, Ludlow Museum, Ludlow castle, Museum of The Staffordshire Yeomanry Museums Collections Centre, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, The Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Museum, Worcestershire Regiment Museum

East – Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Stained Glass Museum Ely, Ely Museum

South East – Royal Pavilion Brighton, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Museum of Eton Life, National Museum of The Royal Navy Portsmouth, Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, Osborne House Isle of Wight,

South West – Museum of Oxford, Bodlian Library Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Chiltern Sculpture Park, Blenheim Palace, Fashion Museum & Assembly Rooms Bath, Roman Baths Museum, No. 1 Royal Crescent Bath, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, The Waterways Museum, Gloucester, Poole Museum & History Centre, The Poole Pottery, Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture garden St. Ives, Mariners’ Gallery St. Ives, Axe Valley Heritage Museum Seaton, Hereford Cathedral, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Winchester Cathedral, Bloxham Village Museum, Berkley Castle, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

London – Banqueting House Whitehall, Barbican Art Gallery, British Library, British Museum, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Photographers Gallery, Museum of London, Courtauld institute, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Royal London Hospital Museum, St Thomas’ Operating Theatre & Herb Garret, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, Sir John Sloane Museum, Freud Museum, Geffrye Museum, Guildhall Art Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Horniman Museum, Huntarian Museum, Mall Galleries, Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of The Order of St. John, Merton Abbey Mills, Royal College of Physicians Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, Royal Maritime Museum, The Queen’s house, Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, The Design Museum, The Saatchi Gallery, The Foundling Museum, Wallace Collection, Sion Park & House, Petrie Museum of Egyptology, Serpentine Gallery, Bankside Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, White Cube, Newport Street Gallery, Imperial War Museum, V&A Museum of Childhood, London Transport Museum, V&A Theatre Museum, Pollock’s Toy Theatre Museum, Wellcome Collection, Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum, Cutty Sark, Kenwood House (Iveagh Bequest), Osterley Park House, Royal Academy of Arts, The Clink Museum,

Scotland – Aberdeen Art Gallery, Robert Burns House Dumfries, John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Kirkbean, Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway Museum, RSS Discovery Point Dundee, McManus Gallery & Museum Dundee, Science Museum Dundee, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Duncan of Jordanston Galleries, Broughty Castle & Museum, The Grey House (Macintosh) Dunbarton, City Arts Centre Edinburgh, Museum of Edinburgh, National Portrait Gallery Scotland Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, West Highland museum Fort William, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Museum of Modern Art Glasgow, Burrell Collection Pollock, Glencoe Folk Museum, Iona Heritage Centre, Iona Abbey, Sterling Castle, Scone Castle, Glamis Castle, Black Watch Castle & Museum Perth, Blair Athol Castle, Glasgow School of Art, Tennament House Glasgow, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Transport museum Glasgow, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Kelvin Hall Glasgow, Mull Museum, Ullapool Museum, Hunterian Museum Glasgow, Macintosh House Glasgow, Perth Museum, Fergusson Art Gallery Perth, People’s Palace Glasgow, St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art Glasgow, Verdant Works Dundee, Sterling Smith Art Gallery, Dean Gallery Edinburgh, McLellen Galleries, MacRobert Arts Centre Sterling, Tramway Arts Centre Glasgow, Inverary Jail, Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, Scotland Street School Museum Glasgow,

Wales – National Slate Museum, National Museum of Art Cardiff,
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