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Chicago - Museums & Zoo

Full disclosure Im a fan of a good museum or aquarium, however i am quite picky since sometimes it can be a bit of “been there done that” surely they are all the same at this stage. 417 more words


Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection at The Met Fifth Avenue, through February 4, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

“Bamboo, in all its utilitarian and artistic forms, has long been an integral part of the Japanese lifestyle. The fastest-growing grass plant, it was used in traditional architecture as well as for objects such as flower baskets, tea scoops, and fans. 736 more words


A Victorian marvel beneath the streets: Crystal Palace subway

Part of the A212 road runs along one side of Crystal Palace Park, carrying traffic between the suburbs of south east London.  However, beneath a section of the road – unbeknownst to those passing above – is a quite astonishing structure, usually hidden from the public.   1,366 more words

19th Century

Colonies, cultures and curation in the Museo de America

On my recent travels I popped into Madrid’s Museum of America, a favourite of mine since I first went there a few years ago. This is an overlooked gem of a museum, located to the north-west of the city center. 1,250 more words


#MuseumWeek, Day 7: #heritageMW #womenMW

“Rosa Bonheur in her studio” by George Achille-Fould (1893)

(Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France, 2017)