Wellcome to London

Day one in London = museum number one: the Wellcome Collection. I was extremely excited to see this collection after reading up about it last year. The wonderful and bizarre contents inside did not disappoint. To give a little history Sir Henry Wellcome was a pharmaceutical entrepreneur and a keen collector of medical artefacts. His… Continue reading Wellcome to London

Verzetsmuseum: Resistance and the War

I know I promised a review of the Sex Museum in Amsterdam but after visiting there isn't really much to say. It's a museum...about sex. You get the picture. There were some interesting parts - women's lingerie dating back to the 19th century until today. Only visit if you have time to kill. I should have… Continue reading Verzetsmuseum: Resistance and the War

Tassen Museum & Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Since the wait for lunch is apparently long at this cafe I thought I might as well write my first museum reviews. This morning/afternoon I visited two absolutely marvellous museums here in Amsterdam. Since the wait for lunch is apparently long at this cafe I thought I might as well write my first museum reviews.… Continue reading Tassen Museum & Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Spotlight: Anthropology Museum, Mexico City

What do you get when you combine an architectural marvel with amazing objects? The Anthropology Museum in Mexico City would have to be my answer. To describe how amazing this museum is would be impossible. Firstly, it sits in this huge park. Surrounded by greenery (even in winter) it is in an absolutely stunning location.… Continue reading Spotlight: Anthropology Museum, Mexico City

Museum of Brisbane: Conservation Session

This morning was an amazing opportunity. Huge thank you to Virginia Gordon at the Police Museum for allowing me to come along to this conservation workshop at the Museum of Brisbane. The workshop was conducted by a renowned textile conservator, Tess Evans. An hour and a half completely flew by as we learnt not only… Continue reading Museum of Brisbane: Conservation Session

#Unite4Heritage with UNESCO

Thanks to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter this campaign, Unite 4 Heritage, has come to my attention. It was launched this year by the Director-General for UNESCO Heritage in Baghdad. According to the official campaign website "the #Unite4Heritage campaign builds support for the protection of heritage in areas where it is threatened by extremists." A… Continue reading #Unite4Heritage with UNESCO