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All Teeth and Curls
Today we visited the Cartoon Museum to see its Doctor Who exhibition. It's a small venue so it never takes all that long to go around. Most of the items are from DWM or its predecessors.

Afterwards we took in a couple of sections of the British Museum. uitlander will be particularly pleased to hear that I noted an illustration (in the Ancient Europe section) credited to Rupert Cook. I also particularly enjoyed the collection of revolutionary Soviet commemorative plates.

There has been some disquiet expressed by my line manager regarding the TV coverage of the death of Gaddafi, as his children were having their evening meal when the news was on. I have a degree of sympathy for his position, but I have the ability to "look away now" when required. It was interesting today to spot a number of commemorative items from the 1790s featuring depictions of the guillotine that didn't leave too much to the imagination.

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uitlander From: uitlander Date: October 22nd, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am indeed delighted to learn that the late Mr Cook's work has been preserved in the national museum. I take it that it wasn't his notorious drawing of Tell Abu Hureyra, with early ariculturalists pausing to look overhead as Concorde went by doing a sonic boom (he was so very proud of that as it ended up in the monograph with no-one spotting it until the 'book review' phase of the project).

I enjoyed the Dr Who exhibition, although it was rather scarily like the contents of my spare bedroom.
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