Submitted by Irene Brown on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 17:31
I had a couple of hours to kill in London recently so I thought I would visit the Natural History Museum for the first time in about 15 years. I’m not sure if everything conspired against me but it was not a good experience. After pa
Submitted by Irene Brown on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 17:28
My resent research has focused on exploring connections between electricity, the supernatural and magic.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 17:16
This is a relatively small museum in the heart of a working monastery 40 km west of Munich. It houses zoological and ethnological artifacts brought back by the brothers from their missionaries in Africa and Asia.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:20
Easter 2014 I revisited the Natural History Museum in Berlin and it is clear that they are continuing to ‘re-shape the concept of a modern research museum’. Their website actually states that this work will focus on the ‘sympathetic restoration and modernisation of collection rooms’ and from wha
Submitted by Irene Brown on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:37
The ME Collectors Room in Berlin (May 2014), next door to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, houses the marvelous Wunderkammer Olbricht.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:33
The Ethnological Museum in Berlin, is one of the largest ethnological museums in the world.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:36
The Falstad Centre is the Norwegian Memorial and Human Rights Centre housing a large collection of photographs and artifacts from WWII and the initial period after the liberation.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:02
Another personal fascination is for religious, particularly catholic ephemera and kitsch. I have been visiting cathedrals, shines, collections and museums across the world for over 30 years and have built a collection of statues, prints, paintings and votives.
Submitted by Irene Brown on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:20
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam is a beautiful ethnographic museum, opened to the public in 1871. One of the largest museums in Amsterdam, it has an extensive collection. When I visited in 2012 it had a wonderful exhibition ba
Submitted by Irene Brown on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:24
Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, visited in 2012 has a wonderful collection of etchings but most notable for me was the reconstructed cabinet of curiosities.