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{Croatia} Tifloloski Muzej Zagreb

February 2, 2015

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As you may know, I love checking out museums that are a little off the beaten track. So when I visited Zagreb a couple of years ago, as well as stopping off at the infamous Museum of Broken Relationships, I also went to check out the lesser known Typhlological Museum. Typhlology is the scientific study of blindness. According to the museum, there are over 161 million people in the world who are visually impaired, 37 million of which are blind. More than 90% of them […]

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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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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 1)

January 9, 2012

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After visiting all those museums last year, I thought I would do a kind of ‘Museum Awards’ to pick out some of the highlights. Best Food No question, the award for best food experience has to go to the National Library of Scotland, simply for their selection of gluten free cakes! No, they’re not made fresh in house, they are pre-packaged from a gluten free range, but at least they recognise that they have customers with a need for this and they have three or […]

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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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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2012

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It’s the first #MuseumMonday of 2012, the perfect day to wish you all a Happy New Year full of of health, happiness and, of course, museums ;-) But before jumping head first into the new year ahead, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect back on the year that was. And what an eventful year it has been in museum terms: In March I launched Museum140 as a platform for museum related social media projects, together with @thingsinjars (a.k.a. the husband) who acts as […]

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{Croatia} HT Muzej

November 1, 2011

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{Croatia} HT Muzej

Have you ever had one of those museum experiences, where you check out a museum with few or no expectations and come away with the most wonderful experience? I had just one of those visits when I made a stop at the HT Muzej in Zagreb, Croatia’s Museum of Post and Telecommunications. The visit almost didn’t happen, as the forbidding entrance looked like it was closed, but after circling around it a few times, double checking the opening times on the flyer I had picked […]

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