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My Tips for Lange Nacht der Museen 2016

August 26, 2016

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It’s that time of year again, and this time it’s kind of crept up on me – tomorrow is Berlin’s annual Lange Nacht der Museen, or Long Night of Museums, in its 36th edition. 77 museums are taking part, with around 700 events to chose from. All that for just one ticket, which also included the use of public transport. Our Highlights for Families Last year, I took #MuseumBoy with me for the first time, and we had a grand time together. Officially, the evening […]

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Babies in Museums – Stadtmuseum Berlin Pilot Project ‘Elternzeit Kultur’

May 12, 2016

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BERLIN NEWSFLASH: Once a month, from 31st May, visitors with babies aged up to 18 months will have the chance to explore the exhibition ‘Berlin – Stadt der Frauen’ (Berlin – City of Women) at the Ephraim Palais free of charge! Read on for the details! A couple of years ago, there was a seminar in the UK about ‘Babies in Museums’. Lots of great examples were being shared around, of museums working with the 0+ age group and making museums more accessible to families […]

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#MuseumRainbow

March 28, 2016

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I’m taking a little break over the Easter holidays, to spend some quality time with my family and not worry about blogging too much, but I wanted to share a little project with you that I ran over at Museum140 the other week. #MuseumRainbow was a photography project that ran from 14th to 21st March, with people being encouraged to share museum pics on Instagram and Twitter relating to a different colour of the rainbow each day (Red on Monday, Orange on Tuesday etc), finishing […]

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ITB 2016 Highlights

March 18, 2016

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In the last week, the ITB took place here in Berlin – the world’s largest tourism trade show, which takes place in Berlin every March and celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. It’s always fun to go to, and this year I was attending with a blogger’s pass for the second time, scouting out all the museums that were exhibiting. Individual museums tended to be found largely among the German exhibitors, who focussed more on specific offers in individual cities, whereas international countries exhibiting tended to focus more on […]

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Something for the Weekend #5

March 4, 2016

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For almost a week now, I’ve been working on a new blog post for you about the latest special exhibition at Berlin’s MACHmit! Museum for Children, but with nursery being closed due to staff training, and both kids at home, as well as visitors this week, it obviously wasn’t meant to get finished. So I’ve got another collection of fun and interesting links for you instead. I’ll be back with a ‘proper’ blog post soon – I promise! Here’s what has been catching my eye […]

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The Museum Oskars 2016 – My Winners

February 22, 2016

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All through January, museum lovers have been voting for their favourite museums in a number of categories, in Museum140’s third “Museum Oskars“. This week, all the results were announced, so now it’s time to share with you who my museum winners of the past year are. Best Special Exhibition “Around the World in 80 Things” at the Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin The excellent exhibition (which I previously wrote about) looked at the history and narratives of globalisation, following along the route of Jules Verne’s famous […]

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