January 24, 2017

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{Germany} The New Museum Barberini Opens

Ever since visiting the ITB tourism trade fair last year, and hearing about the Museum Barberini project in Berlin’s neighbouring city of Potsdam, I’ve been excited about this new museum opening. And last weekend, the wait was finally over! Ahead of assuming it’s regular operation yesterday, Museum Barberini was taking part in Potsdam’s annual festival of lights, and members of the public had a chance to visit the new museum for free. When I saw the massive queue on arrival – an hour before the […]

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December 24, 2016

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MuseumBoy’s Amazing Museum of Funny Cars

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Here in Germany, we start our festive celebrations today, and I will be signing off for the next week to spend some quality time with my family. But before I go, I have a little Christmas present for you, to thank you all for reading and supporting my blog this year. You may remember earlier this year, I reviewed and recommended a children’s book called ‘Mi & Museum City’, written and illustrated by the extremely talented Linda Sarah. It’s been one […]

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November 27, 2016

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Happy 1st of Advent & a Giveaway!

Happy 1st of Advent everyone! If it feels like it’s come around quickly this year, you’d be right. The 27th November is the earliest date that the first Advent Sunday can fall on. On the upside, it gives us a few extra days to enjoy the festive season – and a legitimate reason to get those decorations and festive music on the go, before December! To celebrate the 1st of Advent, I have a special giveaway for you, courtesy of the asisi Panorama Berlin. A […]

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October 17, 2016

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Kids in Museums Book Club: No Balloons at the MET!

After a bit of a summer of a summer hiatus, the Kids in Museums Book Club is back. And since we are heading to New York for the Autumn school holidays, the book club is heading there too. This is the first time I’ve chosen a book with no words in it at all, but both my 2 year old and my 6 year old love ‘You Can’t Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum’, by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser. We make […]

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October 12, 2016

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#InstaMuseum Day 2016

I love museums and I love Instagram, so creating an event to bring the two together was a no-brainer. #InstaMuseum is an annual worldwide event for championing museums on Instagram, which I run under the auspices of my project, Museum140. Every year, people share their museum photos, highlight interesting exhibitions and shout out to their favourite museums. The museums themselves get involved, too, of course. With the help of museums, museum lovers and the Instagram community, we have also been building a comprehensive list of ‘Museums on […]

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October 7, 2016

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{Netherlands} Het Scheepvartmuseum

I have a bit of a soft spot for Maritime Museums, so when I found myself with some extra time in Amsterdam, either side of a conference I attended last week, Het Scheepvartmuseum – which I had never been to before – was top of my list! It’s pretty stunning when you walk in to the glass covered courtyard! From there, three different wings lead off to the exhibitions: the North, East and West wings. I decided to start with the East Wing. On the […]

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