August 21, 2016

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{Germany} Erwin Wurm. Bei Mutti

100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.93 I don’t often write about exhibitions just as they are about to close, but today we FINALLY managed to make it to the much lauded Erwin Wurm exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, on its penultimate day before it finishes. We had such a great time, that I quickly wanted to share a post about it for anyone currently in Berlin who either hadn’t heard of it or had been undecided about going – you still have one day left! Erwin […]

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August 16, 2016

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Guest Post: Reflections on ‘Elternzeit Kultur’

Museum Diary is back from its summer break! And ready to jump right back in to things. If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may remember my post about the ‘babies in museums’ initiative I worked together on with the Stadtmuseum Berlin. I followed up my post with a review of my visit with my own baby to one of the special free admission day for parents. With the exhibition and our pilot project now coming to an end, and the last ‘Elternzeit […]

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August 4, 2016

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{Germany} X Marks the Spot

100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.86 We are currently on our summer vacation in Wuppertal, and the blog is meant to be having a bit of a break, but I wanted to share some pics from our museum trip yesterday. I was thrilled that we found the time to pop over to one of my favourite museums in Germany – the Deutsches Röntgen Museum, home to X-ray history, in the neighbouring town of Lennep. I’ve written about it extensively before, so I won’t go in to too much detail […]

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July 28, 2016

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Kids in Museums Book Club: Speeding Down the Spiral

Before Museum Diary heads off in to a little summer break, I wanted to give you the latest edition of our ‘Kids in Museums Book Club‘. So far, we’ve had books featuring both imaginary museums, as well as real life museums from Paris and London. This month, we travel to another real life museum in our reading: to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. We’re heading to New York for our Autumn holidays later this year, so I thought it would be fun […]

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July 26, 2016

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Berlin Museums for Kids: What’s on in August?

Before I whisk my kids away on their summer holiday (sadly, daddy has an important work deadline and is staying in Berlin) and Museum Diary takes a little summer break too, I wanted to get the August listings for ‘Berlin Museums for Kids’ to you. Several museums  have scaled back their regular weekly programming during the school holidays, so some of the categories are a bit more sparse than usual, but to make up for it, there’s a wide variety of special summer holiday programmes to chose […]

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July 8, 2016

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{Scotland} Dundee Science Centre

100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.84 During our recent little holiday in Scotland, we visited the Dundee Science Centre, a hands-on experience aimed at families. There was a special CSI exhibit that had just opened for the Scottish summer holidays, and runs until the end of August, so we jumped right in with the dig pit. Forget about dino digs, we were digging up (replica) human bones! After the kids had dug them up, cleaned with with brushes, and collected them in a bucket, they could […]

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