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John Holt

John Holt freelance writer

As well as monthly pieces in Museums Journal, John Holt has written for AIM, Collections Trust and DCMS. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph and Country Life

One small step…

Half a century ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the lunar surface as part of Nasa’s Apollo 11 mission. John Holt talks to curators and scientists about how their institutions are marking the final lap of the space race

The museum gardeners

The gardens of many museums and heritage sites have blossomed into multisensory attractions in their own right. John Holt talks to the skilled people who put the culture into horticulture

The emerging museum professionals

In the run-up to the Museums Association’s Moving on Up event for those in the first five years of their careers, John Holt talks to five up-and-coming museum workers about why they chose to join the sector, their professional goals and the challenges they have overcome

Roll up, roll up

Museums are marking the 250th anniversary of the circus with a series of exhibitions and events. John Holt finds out how gallery acrobats, showgirl curators and parachuting dogs are all playing a part in tracing the history and cultural impact of “the greatest show on Earth”