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Native American Indian culture at Denver Art Museum


The Denver Art Museum introduces itself as “an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.” We visited in April 2017 attracted by their focus on cultures in … Continue reading

The best Museum in New York?


The Museum of Modern Art introduces itself as “the place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the worlds finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental.” They are one of the top museums … Continue reading

Local: The Corinium Mosaics


  Corinium Dobunnorum was the Romano-British settlement at Cirencester just a short drive of a few miles from our home. Its 2nd-century walls enclosed the 2nd-largest city in Roman Britain. It was the tribal capital of the Dobunii and is usually thought to have been the capital of one of the five British provinces, Britannia … Continue reading

Local: A mosaic of museums 2016


A fellow blogger recently wrote an article about what it is that gives people “the travel bug”, is it genetic handed on from parents, is it a single experience of a childhood holiday, is it influence from a friend? In my case it doesn’t seem to be any of these, certainly not genetic because the … Continue reading

Travel: In search of El Bosco!


Persuading Dr C to accompany me to an art gallery in Bruges was a major triumph and one I was determined would be an “opinion changing experience for her” following on from her positive experience viewing The Slav Epic exhibition in Prague. My trump card was The Last Judgement Tryptych by Hieronymus Bosch, also known … Continue reading

Local:Try a museum for your next destination


“A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” (ICOM definition 2007) To have visited museums across 2016 in Paris, … Continue reading

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