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Back at the Bonsai Museum

April 26, 2013

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Last year, I wrote about the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington, D.C., which always reminds me of Joni Mitchell’s lyrics. The husband is a HUGE bonsai fan, so it went without saying that at the first sign of nice weather we’d be heading there during our D.C. holiday. It was a gorgeous day on Easter Saturday, and I managed to shoot some more good photographs of this unique museum. I hope you enjoy the photo gallery. For more details on the museum itself, […]

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“They took all the trees, put ’em in a tree museum”

June 29, 2012

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“They took all the trees, put ‘em in a tree museum And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see ‘em” (Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi) I first visited the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, D.C., which is located within the United States National Arboretum, long before I started this blog and then again in 2005 when I took these photos. Surrounded by miniature trees displayed on pedestals and all neatly labeled, you can’t help but be reminded of […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser

March 28, 2011

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This week the PhD Community at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies is running their Symposium Curiouser and Curiouser, which seeks “to challenge notions of normality and eccentricity in museums, galleries and heritage institutions. I’m genuinely sad that I cannot go, and not just because they have goodie bags and a cute bunny mascot – the programme looks fantastic (I’m hoping some of the presentations will be available online afterwards?!). So, in honour of my new friend @MuseoBunny, I’ve put together a small […]

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