Weekend Work 7-15-13: Inspiration, Updates, and Grose Interests

Have you ever spent time wondering how, in the midst of everything else, anything important or interesting gets done at your museum? No, neither do we. We know it doesn’t. Which is why it’s been so long since we’ve had a chance to catch you up on things here at the Hysterical Society.

Perhaps we haven’t had enough inspiration.

Still, here we are, back and ready for action. Until then, here are a few things we’ve recently added to our collection:

We added Drunk History’s new Comedy Central page (yup, they moved from Funny or Die online to Comedy Central), Lord It’s the Samurai exhibit parody page, Who Is Tippecanoe (a mockumentary on William Henry Harrison), and Ryan Gosling, Arts Administrator tumbler page to our Links.

We also added A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum to our Ancient History Library page.

As our loyal reader knows, Francis Grose, that venerable antiquarian and satirist, is our hero. We’ve been focusing some of our recent researches on his work. Among our finds is this post on Grose’s proper method of exploring antiquities: The pointy stick proliferation, or, How to explore the antiquities of Britain as an 18th century¬†gentleman. Looks like we’ll need new walking sticks.

Remember, Peabody’s Lament is dedicated to covering alternative perspectives on history and museums, which means if you’re a teacher or museum professional you can read it at work and it’s not goofing off.


About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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