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Art from the Holocaust at DHM Berlin

January 28, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.1 So, as I mentioned in my previous post, my new year – and thus my ‘100 Museums‘ challenge got off to a slow start. On 27th January, I visited my first museum of 2016. The Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin was offering free entry to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, which I thought was the perfect opportunity to visit their newly opened special exhibition ‘Art from the Holocaust’. ‘Art from the Holocaust’ features 100 works created between 1939 and 45 by […]

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Don’t forget to look up!

June 12, 2013

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Writing about the painted ceilings at Schloss Köpenick got me thinking about other museums I’ve been to where it’s worth while to remember looking up. Sometimes it’s because there’s an exciting exhibit you may otherwise miss, such as this painted ceiling from Rossend Castle at the National Museum of Scotland, Brachiosaurus head at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, or a whole swarm of floating heads at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. But quite often it’s the museum buildings themselves that will make […]

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‘Forever Young’

January 23, 2012

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So, last week I had my ‘real’ first museum visit of 2012, and by real I mean the first visit where I actually went to see an exhibition, rather than just lounge around having afternoon tea. My destination was the Deutsches Historische Museum, here in Berlin, which is currently showing ‘Für Immer Jung’ (Eng: Forever Young), commemorating the 50th anniversary of the German Youth Photo Prize, which has been awarded since 1961. The archive of the Photo Prize, which launched the career of many well-known photographers, […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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