Athens’ National Archaeological Museum

Athens’ National Archaeological Museum is considered to be one of the greatest museums in the world. It’s right up there with the Louvre and the British Museum and the Met. It’s good to know that I’ve ticked another one of these off the list. What sets this one apart from the herd (no that word…

Putting on the Rijks

I couldn’t wait to start exploring the Rijksmuseum. It may be incredibly difficult to spell correctly for someone whose fingers are as clumsy as mine as they stumble and drag their way across a keyboard, but the Rijksmuseum was one of the main things I was looking forward to on my trip to Amsterdam. As…

Defining Beauty at the British Museum

What is Beauty? Is Beauty Truth? Is Truth Beauty? It’s a question and a definition that philosophers have been debating for millennia, so it’s brave of the British Museum to try and define such an indefinable concept in their current exhibition: Defining Beauty: the body in Greek art. Let’s be clear here – we aren’t…

Statues taking Selfies

The media may tell us that the rise of the selfie has turned us all into shallow, narcissistic vapid excuses for people with, as one newspaper reported back in January over 17 million of them being uploaded every week. I’m sure the number has only gone up since then. Museum Selfies have also become a…

The Magical Museum of Classical Archaeology

“OK, so the only thing that’s really on my list of Things To See In Cambridge is *this*” I wrote as I shared a link with my Cambridge-based-chum as we were arranging what we were going to get up to on my trip up there. The link was to a page about the Peplos Kore;…

Stuff! Unimaginable Amounts of Stuff! Everywhere!

From an adventure to an usual museum focusing on one object to a museum rammed to the rafters, toe to top-full of the most amazingly mesmerizing artefacts, I do try and provide some variety. Can you guess what museum I’ve been adventuring to this time? Take a gold star if you guessed the  Sir John Soane’s…