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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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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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{Scotland} Day Trip to Glasgow

August 14, 2011

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{Scotland} Day Trip to Glasgow

Last month I took a trip to Glasgow to visit Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery and the new Riverside Museum. I’d visited Kelvingrove before, and I’d had a sneak preview of the almost-but-not-quite-finished Riverside Museum, but this was my chance to see them again before leaving the country later this summer. Kelvingrove As I’ve admitted before, I’m not a huge art person and, given the choice, prefer museums with “stuff”, and on my past visits to Kelvingrove I’d mostly stuck to the “Museum” side of […]

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