Category Archives: Museums and Galleries

Chrysler Museum of Art Museum in Norfolk Virginia

With free general admission, a visit to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk Virginia is a great way to get to see one of the tourist attractions in this city without cost, especially if it is a rainy day and you can’t get to enjoy an outdoor attraction. The galleries are open from noon

New Acropolis Museum

The Elgin Marbles, the Parthenon sculptures lodged at the British Museum since 1816, have long been a bone of contention between Greece and Great Britain. During the early nineteenth century when Athens was part of the Ottoman Empire, British ambassador Lord Elgin acquired them from local Ottoman authorities. Greece calls what he did illegal looting,

Brewery De Halve Maan Half Moon in Bruges Belgium

Brewery De Halve Maan in one of the most beautiful cities of the world: Bruges – Belgium. Bruges is a fairy-tale city. It was founded over a thousand years ago. Take a boat ride on the canals. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets in between small houses with the typical stairway-shaped facades. Look up at the

Art Artist History Communicator Culture

What is the role of the artist? Being an artist, I am unsure. In contemporary America it is an ambiguous role. Coming from a young puritanical culture, American society has had a strange relationship with art. Unlike the rest of the world, I feel we do not see art as a daily part of our

What does the Baltimore Maritime Museum contain

The Baltimore Maritime Museum is a unique collection of three maritime vessels and a lighthouse that visitors can explore to learn more about life at sea. Four National Historic Landmarks, as well as associated artifacts and exhibits, provide visitors to the museum with a rich historic perspective. Whether exploring an 1850s lighthouse or sleeping overnight

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum Voodoo Marie Laveau

No visit to New Orleans would be complete without exploring the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Located in the heart of the French Quarter of the city, this is a fascinating museum complete with a history of voodoo, magic, secret rituals and the Voodoo Queens of the city that will assuage your sense of sight

Tell me about the Boston Museum of Science

There is something for everyone at the Boston Museum of Science! It’s a place where visitors can have fun with science and learn at the same time. Play games, experiment, view exhibits, watch demonstrations, watch movies, and see lightning and stars. The Boston Museum of science features amazing exhibits, activities, demonstrations and more. A terrific

New Museum by Sanaa

Sometimes museums are designed with an unabashed intent to dazzle and overwhelm with their form, complexity and/or grandeur. In such cases, they often become more recognized and discussed than the art and sculptures they house. A valid argument is, however, that a museum building is not truly successful in its function if it supplants the

Talking Children to Museums and Art Galleries

Some people might think a museum is no place for a young child; especially an art gallery where most people are quietly enjoying paintings and sculptures. But this is a misconception. Museums and art galleries can be enjoyed by young children; we just have to make sure we do it right. Childhood is a very

Wallace Collection London

Not even ten minutes on foot away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street the connoisseur tourist finds Manchester Square with the Hartford House on one side. The building contains one of the world’s finest private collections ever assembled by a single family, and since 1897 when the widow of Sir Richard Wallace died

Victoria Albert Museum London

The Victoria & Albert Museum, or the V&A, as it is affectionately known, is located near the South Kensington tube stop. It is one of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. It boasts an extensive collection of amazing artefacts – ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, textiles, paintings and sculpture – the

Where to see Harry Potter the Exhibition

Harry Potter: The Exhibition celebrated its world debut at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois on April 30, 2009. A one-of-a-kind 10,000 square-foot exhibit featuring more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films, this exhibition gives fans the opportunity to experience personally the magic of Harry’s wizarding world.

History of FDR Library and Museum

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum was revolutionary for its time; never before did a U.S. president establish a library based on his personal effects acquired while in office. Presidents used to become the personal guardians of their administration’s documents and artifacts upon leaving office. Some presidents burned their papers. Other presidents kept

Museum Reviews Uffizi Gallery Florence Italy

Maddening beauty and dizzying centuries of history, crammed into a small space, can overwhelm innocent tourists. More than a few people have actually acquired a form of temporary insanity in Florence, home of the Uffizi Gallery. It is called the Stendhal syndrome, named after the French writer who vividly described his bout with the malady.

Museum Reviews Hms Cavalier Chatham Dockyard UK

Visitors to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent will be led around the Georgian naval dockyard and see a wide variety of fascinating maritime exhibits, but one will stand out: the HMS Cavalier. HMS Cavalier is housed within a flooded dry dock on the exact site where Lord Horatio Nelson’s famed HMS Victory was

The Virginia Living Museum Newport News

The Virginia Living Museum, located in Newport News, Virginia, is home to a number of diverse animals native to this geographically diverse state. From the oceans to the mountains and everything in between, the ecosystems and their corresponding creatures are explored and displayed for visitors to experience education as well as entertainment. The creatures at

Hms Ocelot Chatham Dockyard UK

Many years ago, I spent some time with my sister at one of the local museums, glancing into the past of Nazi Germany by way of a Submarine. They are intimidating and massive, yet they maintain a sense of agility and flow through the water like gliding fish. This was the case of the HMS

History of Harry s Truman Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo., wouldn’t exist today had it not been for the efforts of its namesake. Soon after his second term as president ended in 1952, Harry Truman decided to follow Franklin Roosevelt’s lead and build a library based on the papers and resources he had amassed as

Louvre

On the first evening in Paris, we decided to get a train down to the city centre. If nothing else we just wanted to get our bearings for the first day’s exploring. So down we went, and we were shocked to see that we got off the train beside Notre Dame! Inspired by seeing one

Chadron Fur Trade Museum Fun

The Museum of Fur Trade, in Chadron, Nebraska, pays tribute to a business that was practiced throughout North America and predated even the pilgrims. James Bordeaux’s trading post, at 6321 Hwy 20, is the site of the museum. The post was founded in 1837 on the orders of Frederick Laboue, an American Fur Company trader