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A Postcard from…Cologne

November 3, 2015

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Dear Jenni, I am writing you this postcard from the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany, where I am attending the Museumsnacht (Museum Night) tonight. My colleague from Long Night of Museums Berlin highly recommended it to me, so I got curious about this museum of ethnology, which re-opened only 5 years ago. Entering the building, I had to hold my breath: What a wide and bright space with ceilings as high as rainforest trees! In the permanent exhibition, all visitors were welcomed by Gamelan musicians and […]

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A Postcard from…Beijing

June 11, 2015

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Dear Jenni, oh my, is the National Museum of China in Beijing impressive! Big doesn’t even begin to describe the entrance hall. It is the perfect place to escape the heat outside and to dive into the amazing history of China. You pass ancient money, in the weirdest of shapes, the most beautiful vases, calligraphy works, patriotic art work with Mao Zedong being a part of pretty much all of them and of course terracota warriors look down on you. But what I really liked, […]

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A Postcard from…Speyer

May 11, 2015

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Dear Jenni, as you may remember, I am a true petrol head. Obviously, the “Technik Museum Sinsheim” in Speyer was THE place for me to visit. Cars’n’bikes, trains’n’planes & everything that makes my heart beats faster. Pure heaven! But guess what! Next to the museum, there is the “Wilhelmsbau“! THAT’s a place you should go to! Fashion from the 19th and early 20th century, toys, dolls and countless other things. Have you listened to self-playing musical instruments? It’s hilarious! See ya in Dublin Christian Christian […]

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A Postcard from…New Delhi

April 23, 2015

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Dear Jenni, My family recently took a trip to India. On one of the first days, as we were acclimating to the time zone, my mom and I took Clement and Georgia for a visit to the National Crafts Museum in New Delhi, India. It had come recommended to us by Natasha Rao of Fashionalities, whom we met for a “global playdate”. The museum and grounds were just the right sanctuary from the bustling city, hidden behind high walls and constructed from earthy materials. We […]

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A Postcard from…Paris

March 30, 2015

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Dear Jenni, I recently travelled to Paris, one of my favourite cities in the world, and I thought a lot about you while visiting museums. I always wished to visit a LeCorbusier building and during this trip, my wish came true! I went to see the Maison La Roche, where the Corbusier Foundation works. Unfortunately, the building is under renovation, so I could only visit half of it, but let me write about the other half. First I was really surprised to see such a […]

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A Postcard from…Naples

March 16, 2015

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Dear Jenni I know how much you love unusual museums and we just visited the perfect one in Naples, Florida. The Naples Train Museum is the model train enthusiasts’ dream, whatever your age. There are ten trains running around a fabulous scale landscape featuring gorgeous little touches such as a lumber yard and a drive-in movie theatre. By pressing buttons on the front of the display you can control the action. It is air conditioned, which is a bonus in the height of the season, […]

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