UK Blog Awards

If you’re a fan of this blog on Facebookย of follow me on Twitter (I’m @jackshoulder) there is a very good chance that you have noticed that Jack’s Adventures in Museum Land is up for a UK Blog Award. This is very exciting stuff. The competition is at the Public Voting stage, and if you have…

Here be dinosaurs: An adventure in the American Museum of Natural History

With the planetarium, dinosaurs and diorama galore (as well as a starring role in the Night at the Museum franchise) I was expecting big things from the American Museum of Natural History. That’s Big Things both metaphorical and literal, and you know what? I wasn’t disappointed. It was early on a grey autumn morning, with…

Gawping at the Guggenheim

After the stately Frick and the monolitic Met, the next stage of our grand adventure around New York City’s museums took us slightly further up 5th Avenue so we could goggle at the Guggenheim. According to the guidebook, the Guggenheim was a controversial building when it first opened in 1959 and it’s clear that the…

A Walk around The Met

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is officially the Big Daddy of museums. In terms of sheer size, it is absolutely massive. “You’ll need a whole day for the Met” my well-meaning friends warned me as I told them of my intention to explore ever nook and cranny this vast treasure trove had to offer….

Putting on the Frick

The very first museum I explored on my trip to New York City is a bit of an odd one, an historic house kind of museum that’s not overly old at all but has some surprising secrets. Built in 1913-1914, the house that was to become The Frick Collection was still the residence of steel…