The 2013 ADEE annual scientific sessionheld a gala at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which opened privately for an hour prior to dinner. I showed up 30 minutes prior to that and was delighted to be let in early and wander the museum BY MYSELF! It was the most amazing opportunity – one that predominately stands out from my trip to England. I was reminded of the movie, A Night at the Museum, but no worries – nothing came to life.
There were over 500,000 objects in the collections, dating from 200,000 years ago to the present, and the art originated from each of the continents. I was especially impressed with the pre-Raphael art
It was an enjoyable hour meeting the delegates. I also met and spent time with the only two-time Fulbright scholar.
Thanks again to Dr. Damien Walmsley for the invitation and opportunity to speak at ADEE!