Eleven Questions to a Museum Blogger


To celebrate Museum Blog Day (19th March), museum bloggers are playing a game of tag questions, and I’ve been tagged by one of my favourite blogs, Tracey Gooch’s Please don’t touch the dinosaurs. Thanks, Tracey!

So here are my answers to her eleven questions.

1. Who are you and what do you like about blogging?

I’m Fran and I enjoy getting out and about and meeting people, taking photos and choosing the best ones to post and interacting with people who come to the blog.


2. What inspired you to start writing your blog?

My love of Japanese art.

3. Do you have a blog you want to write but haven’t found the time/research to do it?

I did a post last year about London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five and I’m ashamed to say I’ve never actually visited the fifth one on the list, Richmond Park, so I’d like to go there at cherry blossom time.

Cherry Blossom4. If you could create your own museum what would it be about?

Japanese kimono which are the most amazing works of art and hardly on show at all in this country.


Photo: V&A

5. If you could interview anyone, anyone at all, for your blog, who would you talk to and what would be the first question you ask them?

I would interview the Empress of Japan and ask her what she would really have liked to have done with her life.

Photo: Imperial Household Agency

Photo: Imperial Household Agency

6. What museum do you visit most regularly and why?

The V&A, because it has such a huge range of permanent and temporary exhibitions. There’s always something new to see.

7. What is the most memorable exhibition you have been to?

The British Museum Shunga exhibition, for all the wrong reasons! 

Shunga at the British Museum8. What is the weirdest thing you have done in a museum?

In Japan they have museums of folk craft where you get to try traditional crafts. So probably, making a horse out of straw.

9. If you could live in a museum which one would you choose?

I would choose the Elmgreen and Dragset apartment from the Tomorrow show at the V&A last year.

Photo: V&A

Photo: V&A

10. Which museum do you think more people should know about?

Leighton House

Photo: Art Fund Prize

Photo: Art Fund Prize

11. What’s the oddest search term that has brought people to your blog?

Pocky in shop


So now it’s my turn to nominate some museum bloggers to answer the same questions I did. And my nominations are…

In Search of Lost Time(s) – written by a tour guide who keeps you entertained, intrigued and inspired.


101 London Museums – a comprehensive survey of London Museums, now half way through the 101 challenge.

Over to you, guys!

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