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  • I’ve found a new form of entertainment; visiting Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry with engineers.

    To make things clear; I’m an art historian and museologist. I spend my life with my head buried in books about art and history and museums. I can write for hours about what a painting means or how it should be displayed in a gallery. I haven’t studied science since I was 17. It’s not that I’m not interested; I’m just not very good at it.

    But anyway, a couple of friends of mine (one an engineer, the other a scientist of some kind) were going and asked if I wanted to go with them. Two good friends, lunch and a museum, what more did I need for a Sunday afternoon?

    I wasn’t quite prepared for how excited they would get. Or how long they would spend analysing each individual machine. It was almost more entertaining watching them than looking at the exhibits (which are very interesting).

    Unfortunately, as they’re both Spanish and I don’t speak Spanish, I didn’t learn anything from them. Never mind.

    (The photo is actually from a Tin mine in Cornwall, not the museum. I forgot my camera.)
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