The blurb calls it "An exhibition devoted to the greatest artist in the history of cinema".
Sadly, as today's press invite landed in my inbox this morning (and it closes at 5pm), I've missed the press showing, which is a shame. I think the exhibition sounds kinda fun. More blurb:
Visitors will discover exciting new insights into the life and career of Charles Chaplin, the boy from the London slums who won universal fame with his screen character of the Tramp, and went on to become a Knight of the British Empire.Then I realised this is simply another section of the disappointing Movieum, which I've written about before. It's due to be a permanent exhibition. So just another section of the already hopelessly unwieldy beast. Let's hope it's been put together with a little more panache than the other sections I've seen.
But even on the website (which is a nice example of a badly put together website) there's confusion. At the bottom of the page about the "new exhibition" (if it's a new permanent collection, call it a bloody new permanent collection), the same thing seems to have another name:
The Charles Chaplin – Citizen of the World exhibition will be a permanent feature and entry is included in the admission price of the London Film Museum.Quelle mix-up.
And what about the name change? Are they rebranding themselves? I have to say The London Film Museum certainly has more googlability, and makes far more sense to your passing tourist than the dreadful Movieum name.
But all these little errors and inconsistencies just make me itch. If you can't get your website right, I'm really not convinced you've got ANY of your facts straight. Maybe I'm being pernickety. But if museum curators and their website copyists aren't pernickety, then surely they're in the wrong job?