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Natural History Museum, London

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

Creepy Crawly Display

The Magic Circle Museum, London.

My resent research has focused on exploring connections between electricity, the supernatural and magic.

Missions Museum der Erzabtei St. Ottilien, Oberbayern, Germany.

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.

Natural History Museum, Berlin

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

Berlin Museum

ME Collectors Room, Berlin

The ME Collectors Room in Berlin (May 2014), next door to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, houses the marvelous Wunderkammer Olbricht.

The Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin.

The Ethnological Museum in Berlin, is one of the largest ethnological museums in the world.

The Falstad Centre, Levanger, Norway

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.

Altötting, Bavaria, Germany.

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.

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

Rembrandt House

Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, visited in 2012 has a wonderful collection of etchings but most notable for me was the reconstructed cabinet of curiosities.

Rembrandt's cabinet