Tag Archives: New York

10 Great Museums to Visit at Hallowe’en

October 26, 2015

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Hallowe’en is just around the corner, and I have to admit, I am a big fan! Previously, I shared a piece here on the blog about the Scottish/Irish cultural background of Hallowe’en (if you think it’s all about devil worship, I recommend you read it and be convinced of the contrary), but this year I decided to do something a little fun instead. I had a look around the world to see which spookily themed museums would be a perfect fit for museums lovers to visit […]

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Museums & the Movies: Don’t Eat the Pictures!

March 8, 2013

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It’s only been a couple of weeks since the last ‘Museums & the Movies’ feature, but towards the end of the month we’ll be heading on a two week holiday to Washington, D.C. – a museum lover’s dream – with some special posts lined up for that, so I thought I’d pull the next edition of forward a bit. And boy do I have a special little treat in store for you! Don’t Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983) […]

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Art Lover or Art Tourist?

February 9, 2011

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Art Lover or Art Tourist?

Few people working in the cultural sector, if they are even remotely internet savvy, will have missed the recent launch of the Google Art Project, which, through the combination of Google Street View technology and a custom viewer zoom function, allows you to navigate through several of the world’s most acclaimed art museums and discover featured artworks at high resolution. This reminded me, in a roundabout way, of an experience I had on holiday in New York last year. During our week in the Big […]

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