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Curator, Blogger, Cultural Historian. Looks after medieval manuscripts @britishlibrary, writes about museums and exhibitions for Cradles & Labels.

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Good morning, @NationalGallery! How ya doing? We shall see you very soon. It has been too long!… https://t.co/lPmAmFdFuv
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7/8
2020
Cradles & Labels has just received its 1,000th view! We blog about museums and exhibitions. So far our posts have… https://t.co/QyZ5w7iiFb
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonCan you spot what's unusual about this painting? First, Mary Beale (on the left) is shown to be pregnant. Secondl… https://t.co/MyNmpB42zI
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonHere's an exhibition I really enjoyed pre-lockdown,and which reopens to the public tomorrow. What's so special is… https://t.co/iSNqNfMsSWBeyoncé's Bump and the Princess Dress Our review of the Portraying Pregnancy exhibition at the Foundling Museum, w… https://t.co/FMJV5HWfYI
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7/7
2020
@EngChurchPics Not a "discovery" I'm afraid. Mite the Beaulieu Abbey cat & all the medieval pet names in Telegraph… https://t.co/VE1RAHzUmq
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonGentle evening @Fulham_Palace https://t.co/fucdYaCt6S
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWill this become the new norm when visiting exhibitions? The Louvre has reopened, and yes, it is now compulsory to… https://t.co/6GUoGb5k1e
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe are delighted the Portraying Pregnancy exhibition is reopening at the Foundling Museum. One of our favourites ju… https://t.co/XPnbUo3sMx
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonFeast your eyes on the Armadillo boot, the 3D printed Alien shoe and the Titanic boot. Three groundbreaking shoe… https://t.co/4HdYsZ77bG
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe're happy to be able to welcome people back to the Museum from this Wednesday! Pre-book for entry to… https://t.co/usHAkqgk53
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonDepressing Early Medieval Wisdom of the Day: The foolish man thinks he will live forever, if he keeps away from fi… https://t.co/FoJdEd3hAa
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonMore museums are reopening in London today. The National Army Museum is on that list. Welcome back!… https://t.co/uKa2O8Ct5C
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonNow here’s someone who deserves a statue https://t.co/8TVY0PFzBH
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonNo social distancing in George Cruikshank's Pit, Boxes & Gallery. https://t.co/YlPjLrla99 https://t.co/iBkTkHNLq9https://t.co/WwR0hTgvPR
Retweeted by Julian Harrison#Vishnu and his ten avatars, South India, c. 1800. Vishnu stands with #Lakshmi and #Garuda in attendance, his ten i… https://t.co/h4g5bpDmEh
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7/6
2020
£1.57 billion for the arts? A step in the right direction. But how will it be distributed? Will most of it end up… https://t.co/C1CVPHnUEr
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonI want to know so much more about this man. The Indian who was elected to the British Parliament in 1892. https://t.co/Lx9incFpzSThe UK government has placed a temporary bar on the export of these Roman sculptures. This pair of hounds were mad… https://t.co/CGk07zWfzl
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonIs this the most beautiful church in the world? L'église Notre-Dame de Vals, in Ariège, France, built in the 10th… https://t.co/mERpPdYfnfWhilst our museum remains closed we’d like to share a photo of this beloved Victorian dog, Captain the mastiff, who… https://t.co/Rnn4J2YtHQ
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @sixteenthCgirl @julianpharrison These are critical times for everyone who works in the arts and heritage sector (i… https://t.co/goPuNpc7JJ
Retweeted by Julian Harrison‘More people go to see a London theatre show than attend a Premier League football match. In 2018, UK theatres gene… https://t.co/hGJw8gYHnq
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7/5
2020
Museums in London are starting to reopen, today and across the coming weeks. We've already booked for… https://t.co/EpWxH54ZfP
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonHow many ancient, medieval and early modern manuscripts have we digitised, did you say? More than 3,600 so far, an… https://t.co/r5Olz2k6Z3
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7/4
2020
@SarahJBiggs She is a ⭐️. Up the Cottagers, as the good Dr @bl_magnacarta would say! @SarahJBiggs Oh, I remember that very well, that would have been the best laugh ever. Didn't he have to suggest his… https://t.co/vkkN4pL2K4It seems appropriate to tweet this image from a 14th-century Italian manuscript, given that pubs are allowed to re-… https://t.co/UP1urdApE8My new friend is back, braving the torrential rain. https://t.co/LNDTKAgua3
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonRare Renaissance Texts from Senate House Library Digitized & Online | Fine Books & Collections 🇬🇧 London - Senate… https://t.co/7qNTGImREa
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @SarahJBiggs And this is now my favourite Wikipedia page of all time. 'As of August 2012, the fastest time on the… https://t.co/D8nIxg7ERw @SarahJBiggs I am glad that you are attending to her education in such a dignified and considered manner. Will she… https://t.co/HG8Y8hcc1IVery exciting, just ONE DAY to go before our museums open again! https://t.co/kLN9eug54j One of the first to reop… https://t.co/Pb6YBkEgYh
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7/3
2020
'Evening Light, Corfe Castle', Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1935. Sleep tight. https://t.co/UnYhhThnx6
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonOk I was cataloguing old photos and I ran across this one and ive never posted it and im not quite sure why (correc… https://t.co/ZeWwQLeCD8
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonBoth myself and @SadiahQureshi are absolutely delighted to be supervising this important study, by such an outstand… https://t.co/l2RgAUqAOu
Retweeted by Julian Harrison#MuseumsUnlocked medicine & health. Images from the Spanish Flu exhibit @florencemuseum, 2018 - hospital bed with a… https://t.co/EidDbfRClA
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonAhead of 'Whoever Heard of a Black Artist?' on @BBCFOUR tonight at 11pm, discover Sonia Boyce's introduction to the… https://t.co/Wn85vsX8sO
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonIt’s all about 😸😸😸 for today’s @artukdotorg #onlineartexchange 👉 Dave from our collections team has chosen these fa… https://t.co/zU5ke7tMnm
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonI am really happy to be joining the @MuseumofLondon as their Urbanist in Residence, and @cityastheatre as a Researc… https://t.co/cnbL240uua
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @BLMedieval @britishlibrary I love the Luttrell because it is home to my favourite unicorn, squirrel, and owl; and… https://t.co/b5t2woRDNJ
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonCAT and MOUSE https://t.co/Gz1qJUyiiV https://t.co/iKokM3qd5n
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonIt has to be said, #Battersea has the best cauldrons. You're welcome. https://t.co/uMIbb2EcrS https://t.co/vYhaiEmVmP
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThe Garden Museum and cafe is reopening on 4 July, with entry to the new Derek Jarman: My Garden's Boundaries are t… https://t.co/5VW1F6oTQc
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonMeet Captain. This 19th-century skeleton of a Mastiff was discovered in excavations @Fulham_Palace. The dog is be… https://t.co/vJWjMNE0dS
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonIn case you might be interested, one week from today @liber_ray and I will be talking about blogging manuscripts at… https://t.co/Dv4ELq9GSC
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonMedieval scribes be like ‘I know a spot’ and take you to their lectern 😎📜 15th cent scene of Vincent of Beauvais a… https://t.co/lVJiVMuOIX
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe've another newly digitised #Tibetan #Buddhist manuscript for you today. 🤩 Or 15292 is a wonderfully illustrated… https://t.co/4qmEPBLnzH
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonYou'll be able to visit some fabulous exhibitions in London soon. Just look at this list. Titian @NationalGalleryhttps://t.co/y3XRqJ7Pne
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7/2
2020
I only just learned about this terracotta vase in the shape of a lobster claw from c.460 BCE, so if you didn't know… https://t.co/brWUu3yUQu
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThe man who decapitates statues https://t.co/Cgtu2WHb6X https://t.co/7U5ZiUCm5SThis is great news. The Florence Nightingale Museum is reopening on 1 August 👏 https://t.co/U6DVcvMb3m
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe have updated our list of London museum reopenings to include @Fulham_Palace (gardens/cafe only), @HornimanMuseumhttps://t.co/bVOKqH2KFk
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWandering around Mayfair’s art galleries: Yinka Shonibare and Andreas Eriksson @SFGalleryLondon and Chris Huen Sin… https://t.co/75H2MlZUPE
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonLatest reopening dates, book online now! 7 July @NAM_London 8 July @NationalGallery 8 July @FoundlingMuseum 9 J… https://t.co/gn7cpn9kUi
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @BaggiesRoger @E2EShakespeare @Feltip1982 @LibraryofBham @FolgerLibrary @ShakespeareBT @Hasanpatel @IMcMillanhttps://t.co/1CJLjJWLDp
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWhich London museums and galleries are reopening and when? Check out our handy list for all the important dates.… https://t.co/KJf5ghNQQw
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7/1
2020
Contemporary sketch of Anne Boleyn's coronation (1533) I can't stop looking at her face https://t.co/gJm1auwBx5
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonAlphabetical hymn in praise of Anglo-Saxon saint Swithun - every new couplet starts with a subsequent letter from t… https://t.co/0qgzol2aZO
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonIt's inspired by the earliest helicopter design from 1909 ... which means most of you were WRONG! But thank you fo… https://t.co/PJnnpi6iM5Lots of museums are announcing their reopening plans, happy times! 😃 At the White Cube in Bermondsey their Cerith… https://t.co/rGR63lAjkn
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWorking on Sacramentaries definitely needs the requisite time basking in their beautiful initials. Here the gilded… https://t.co/JXeJLkDzCK
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonHere's a gem that might be overlooked with all the big guns reopening, @FoundlingMuseum reopens on 8 July with Port… https://t.co/gxQNwXrsUK
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonI'm going to return to the White Cube to see this fabulous show and to drink strong coffee from one of the amazing… https://t.co/gFdJqlx358It took three years for this exquisitely brocaded shawl and cape to be made. Painstakingly harvested from more than… https://t.co/kfhPR34X9m
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonTickets booked!🎫🍾🎫 The fabulous Wallace Collection (@WallaceMuseum) reopens on 15 July, we can't wait to visit aga… https://t.co/Sw9SVBiCHW
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThis artwork is on display at the White Cube in Bermondsey until 2 August. https://t.co/cgGvOxwshd What is it inspired by?
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6/30
2020
How did Florence Nightingale walk Athena, her pet owl? 1. On a leash attached to the owl's leg? 2. Inside her pock… https://t.co/RmgAAJVJUN
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThe Palace has reopened! @Fulham_Palace https://t.co/2KN6O9hh2E
Retweeted by Julian Harrisonhttps://t.co/EXiiOHQco6This artwork is on display at the White Cube in Bermondsey until 2 August. https://t.co/cgGvOxwshd What is it inspired by?What's buried inside the Monk's Tomb in the Sir John Soane's Museum? https://t.co/Gz1qJUyiiV https://t.co/AgKgjeBbE3
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonOn show now at the White Cube is F=O=U=N=T=A=I=N by Cerith Wyn Evans. I'm sure you all noticed that the inscriptio… https://t.co/oafrGObtczWant to ease the lockdown blues? Then we'd highly recommend a visit to the Cerith Wyn Evans show at the White Cube… https://t.co/Sw2LdW4CBT
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @heraldic_artist @BLMedieval @britishlibrary This medieval glossary gives it as 'uncorn', so you're definitely thin… https://t.co/hnF3m06PBv
6/29
2020
'What's medieval Cornish for unicorn?' 'We're glad you asked.' https://t.co/weAhK6gDIK https://t.co/okcPaReBT2
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonHere are 3 "firsts" regarding Egypt's Sphinx: Image 1 is the first ever photograph of it, taken in 1849 by Maxime D… https://t.co/zMQq6yMKs6
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonNot one, not two, but three squashed mice. They all met their sorry fate @SalisburyCath in the 19th century, at th… https://t.co/ASLyN6y2qP
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonAfter Henry VIII died in 1547, a list was made of his possessions. They included over 2000 tapestries & wall hangi… https://t.co/9JnciJUxWJ
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe love digital exhibitions! What are your thoughts? #BLIsOpen #LetsGetDigital https://t.co/bZj05gMith
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWhat do you least expect to find inside an old book? Was this poor mouse, found squashed @SalisburyCath, a fan of… https://t.co/UKnyXT1Li9Sir John Soane's Museum has this online exhibition, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth, by Ben Langlands and Nikki… https://t.co/qbDTLxuhdR
Retweeted by Julian Harrison48 Doughty Street, home to @DickensMuseum, has a new front door. Follow the Museum on Twitter or check online for d… https://t.co/zvbeDUy6Pg
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonFulham Palace will re-open its gardens, cafe and toilets from tomorrow, Monday 29 June. There will be a small, volu… https://t.co/W6DEQPLJ0I
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6/28
2020
We think this 15th-century manuscript is rather #bumtastic. Do we also get bonus marks for finding a bagpipe-playi… https://t.co/5nddnG8zP8
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThings to see in Chester: a coffin in a wall ⛪️ https://t.co/NqUhRICC9W
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThis is Marengo, Napoleon's horse. He was captured on the battlefield at Waterloo in 1815 and was taken to England,… https://t.co/8gbQquHlYc
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6/27
2020
@MatthewHolford Stretch the imagination, literally. @MatthewHolford It should tell a story in a way that, conventionally, would be impossible. In simple terms this mig… https://t.co/N3pqBb85WV @MatthewHolford This is very true. For me, digital doesn't have to be a replica of or substitute for the physical.No, Library Catalogue, I didn't mean that, but it sounds like a fascinating sub-genre. https://t.co/2z5mcj6F94
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonCan any #twitterstorians help me to decipher this placename? My eyes aren't working well today and I haven't been a… https://t.co/qODLG4E10w
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonPictures at an Exhibition ph. Peter Zelei https://t.co/hZtMPQ5EUn
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonHow can we buy art looted by colonizers from a burnt African city? I wrote about one of the #BeninBronzes, which wi… https://t.co/6TINnWSaYv
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonThinking out loud. What makes a good digital exhibition? https://t.co/9mEnh3ghVQThis is Laddie, an Airedale Terrier, and one of our #MuseumPets. He worked at Waterloo Station for 7 years, collec… https://t.co/McV2wWDJRh
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @theAliceRoberts @julianpharrison @florencemuseum @SoaneMuseum @NAM_London @Fulham_Palace @MuseumofLondonhttps://t.co/mSrajjS9MV
Retweeted by Julian Harrison @CradlesnLabels @julianpharrison @florencemuseum @SoaneMuseum @NAM_London @Fulham_Palace @MuseumofLondonhttps://t.co/vhRirlIDgA
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWe've been adding more charters to our Digitised Manuscripts site! Here's the will of a landowner named Ælfhelm, wh… https://t.co/kvX4qJ2Fqq
Retweeted by Julian HarrisonWhat do Florence Nightingale's owl, Eliza Soane's dog and Napoleon's horse have in common? They're all pets in mus… https://t.co/dx37kFlI8V
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6/26
2020

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