June 23, 2016

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{England} My Wellcome Detour

When I arrived in London on Thursday afternoon last week, I did a good deal of shopping (the usual long list of British food, magazine and toiletries we miss in Berlin), geeked out with the Tudors at the National Portrait Gallery, then was ready to call it a night. Two days of the Blogtacular conference, which I have written about on my other blog, lay ahead of me, and I thought it would be a good idea to get an early night and save my […]

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June 21, 2016

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{England} A date with the Tudors

100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.74 When I was younger, I had a total history crush on Henry VIII. Not in a ‘I fancy him and want to marry him’ kind of way (I’m way too fond of my head, for that, lol), but I was just fascinated with him, his life and that of the Tudors and Stuarts. I had umpteen books – kids books, youth books and later grown up books – about that era, and when we went on our high school trip […]

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June 16, 2016

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Kids in Museums Book Club: Maisy Goes to the Museum

This month, I’ve got #MuseumBaby helping me out with the book club instead of #MuseumBoy, as our June recommendation is one for the very little ones. The Maisy ‘first experiences’ series, by Lucy Cousins, sees Maisy the mouse and her friends – which include a crocodile, a squirrel, a chicken and an elephant – have lots of little adventures that young children can relate to. They go to the library, to nursery, or camping, they deal with bed time or wobbly teeth. And they go […]

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June 14, 2016

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{Germany} #emptykunstgewerbemuseum

100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.73 Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to join an #instawalk around the #emptykunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, after having won a spot for it through an Instagram competition. If I’m talking in riddles to you, let me explain. An instawalk is an event where you go around together and post pictures on Instagram along the way. And an emptywalk is one, where you visit somewhere after hours after all the other visitors have gone. In this case, we were meeting at the […]

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June 13, 2016

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{Germany} Crafty fun at the Bauhaus_lab

100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.72 For months now, I’ve been featuring the Saturday drop-in ‘Bauhaus_lab‘ craft workshops at Berlin’s Bauhaus Archiv in my listings of museum highlights for kids and families, and last Saturday I finally managed to take my own kid along! The workshops take place on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm, in the Bauhaus Pavilion, which is separate from the actual museum itself though on the same site. It’s free to take part, and you don’t need to book in advance or turn […]

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June 7, 2016

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{Germany} A State Visit at Schönhausen Palace

100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.71 Last Friday, I was invited to take part in a Tweetup at Schönhausen Palace in Berlin Pankow, to view the current special exhibition ‘Palaces for the State Visitor: State Visits in the Divided Germany’. Starting with the state visits of Queen Elizabeth II to Brühl, near Bonn – the former capital of West Germany – in 1965, and Hungarian General Secretary János Kádár to East Berlin in 1966, the exhibition tells the story of two opposing political systems, and two […]

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