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Fair Weather Museum Roundup

August 28, 2013

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We’ve almost reached the end of August, but with a little bit of luck it’s not the end of summer. Or maybe we’ll have a golden Autumn. Whatever the season, when the weather is fair, there are plenty of outdoors museum destinations to head to. Here’s a round up of some of my favourites that have featured on Museum Diary. Open Air Museums Domäne Dahlem, Berlin, Germany Historic Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan Museumsdorf Düppel, Berlin, Germany St Fagan’s National History Museum, near Cardiff, Wales […]

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Summer Sightseeing: ‘Human Traces’ Art Trail

July 24, 2013

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One of my favourite museums in Germany is the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, and it’s also a perfect destination for a sunny summer day, as it comes with an outdoor art trail set along a woodland/ riverside walk in the adjacent Neanderthal (Neander Valley). The “Human Traces” trail includes sculptures by eleven different artists, which seek to both show and the relationship between humans and nature. Most of the art works are easily spotted, whilst others need a bit of detection work – such as […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 2)

January 16, 2012

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Best Temporary Exhibitions I’ve counted 20 temporary exhibitions I visited in 2011, including ones on bathrooms, war photography, movie storyboards, Alice in Wonderland, fire and The Queen, so it’s difficult to choose, but taking into account the overall impact and interest in the subject matter, I think my three favourites are: Mammuts: Giganten der Eiszeit at the Neanderthal Museum The Hokusai Retrospektive at the Martin Gropius Bau Banished Books at the National Library of Scotland Honourable mention to Fashion Talks at the Museum für Kommunikation, which made me laugh because I travelled […]

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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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The Evolution of Teeth

May 8, 2011

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The Evolution of Teeth

A series of exhibits at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettman, Germany, showing the evolution of teeth and jaws in relation to a change in diet (20 April 2011):   Related posts you might like:  

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The Neanderthal Museum

April 26, 2011

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The Neanderthal Museum

Click on the thumbnails to view the images at full size. Last Wednesday we had our long awaited visit to the Neanderthal Museum in Mettman, Germany, which takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of mankind, and is situated near the excavation site of the ‘Neanderthaler’. The museum is always a popular destination when visiting my folks who live in the area, even more so with our group’s visitor profile covering three generations and two nationalities, as almost all their interpretation panels […]

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