A child’s dressing up box is one of the most important tools that they have at their disposal, creating worlds from which they can draw lessons about growing up, aspirations and, most importantly, imagination. The world of role play and costume also presents us with our first introduction to darker territories such as those of gender expectations a
Many museums have hundreds, if not thousands of artifacts - but often it is just one item that keeps people returning again and again. At the Louvre in Paris it's the Mona Lisa, and at the Vatican Museums in Rome it's Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Glasgow's many museums also have must-see pieces and treasures that no matter how many times you examine them, can never be fully appreciated.
If you're searching for things to do in Belfast, the Ulster Museum mixes old with new, presenting exciting exhibits in a bright, modern space that offers something for everyone. My earliest memories of it are as a school girl, when my history of art teacher dragged a gaggle of us to sit on the lawn outside to discuss and sketch the architecture of the old building. We were happy to be there - anything outside the classroom was a bonus - but in those days the museum's interior was a dark, shadowy place that held little allure to us.