Musée Rodin

Where: 7th Arrondissement, Paris Sometimes it’s nice just to go somewhere with one plan in mind, and to know that what you really want today is a nice bit of Rodin is as good a way to spend a day as any. This museum is smartly presented, and it allows what you really want to […]

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Svalbard Museum

Where: Longyearbyen This museum does an excellent job of teaching the visitor about the flora, fauna and people who have made the Svalbard archipelago their home. From impressive stuffed polar bears (big and small), to a fascinating view of a miner’s world down a mine shaft, there’s something for everyone. Stylishly presented displays on European […]

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Royal Tyrrell Museum

Where: Drumheller, Alberta If you want dinosaurs, this is the place. Set in the badlands of southern Alberta (which are veritably heaving with the fossils of long-since-dead species) this museum really satisfies a palaeontological itch. It’s got everything you would imagine with huge dioramas that give a good feeling of the scale of the dinosaurs […]

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Canada’s Oceans Towards 2020

At the end of last year the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto played host to people from all over Canada to talk about oceans and Canada “From Coast, to Coast, to Coast” (a term, which I absolutely love, coined by the C3 expedition which saw a boat full of scientists, artists and indigenous individuals make […]

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Musée Picasso

Where: 3rd Arrondissement, Paris While this is undeniably a lovely museum (with a very good roof terrace café, just by the by) my one major problem with it was that there just wasn’t that much…Picasso? It seems a bit of a strange thing to think and perhaps I’m being unfair, but on speaking to a […]

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Where: New York City I couldn’t visit New York without visiting MoMA, and though surrounded by people wearing impressive bits of clothing and jewellery that might be described as ‘architectural’ or even ‘challenging’, I didn’t feel too out of place, and had a really lovely time. The main exhibition I took in was called Items: […]

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The Environmental Bucket List

I first heard about the idea of an ‘Environmental Bucket List’ while I was in Churchill, Manitoba, volunteering in a scientific research centre and spending a lot of time with a lot of tourists (if I’ve had one cup-of-tea-and-a-natter, let me tell you, I’ve had a thousand). Generally, the thinking of these conversations went something […]

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