Author: Rachel Read

Can Disney Princesses be transformed into more positive role models?

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From attorney Mulan to animal rights activist Cinderella, illustrator Matt Burt has given Disney princesses powerful new jobs. Disney princesses may be adored by millions of little girls but they are rarely applauded as role models. Since Snow White hit the big screen in 1937, there has been debate over the message Disney princesses send […]

Democratising access to beauty: Tristram Hunt on the future of the V&A

Once referred to as “the Nation’s attic”, what is the purpose of the V&A in Brexit Britain? V&A Director Dr Tristram Hunt visited our local museum – the very wonderful Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter – this week.  In an event supported by the Art Fund, Hunt delivered a fascinating and engaging lecture titled Embracing […]

Asia’s Smart Theme Park Visitors Expect Technology Enriched Experiences

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The huge growth in the theme park business across Asia and China in particular is largely fueled by a growth in the middle-classes. Visitors in these markets also have a keen awareness of technology and expect their park experience to be smart right through from booking a ticket to riding the very latest rides and […]

Why Disney should buy Twitter

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News this week that Disney is contemplating the acquisition of Twitter. At first glance it may indeed seem an odd pairing; like Mickey Mouse having Darth Vadar round for tea, but it could lead to a next gen theme park experience…

How to Display an Acid Trip

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Denmarka��s new a�?Ragnarocka�� museum celebrates sex, drugs and rock’n’roll in an iconic setting.