Danny Wallace on museums
The British Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum are just three of our world-renowned cultural treasure houses and centres of learning. But, says Danny Wallace, they barely scratch the surface of our nation’s rich and varied heritage.
Each one is a monument to the personal passions, not to mention obsessions, of collectors who have somehow become curators of national treasures which might otherwise have been overlooked and lost forever. All of which, prompts a question: what exactly does it take to create your own museum, and is it something anyone can do? Danny Wallace aims to find out.
Danny Wallace in brief
British comedian, writer, presenter and filmmaker; Danny Wallace started his media career at the tender age of 13 writing reviews in a games magazine.
The slightly older Wallace's writing achievements include cult book, Join Me, and the follow up, Random Acts of Kindness. His third book, Yes Man, was turned into a Hollywood film in 2008.
Wallace has presented various shows: Secrets of the CIA, Horizon, Castaway, and a Saturday morning radio slot on XFM.