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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MoMA

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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Institut du Monde Arabe

Where: 5th Arrondissement, Paris Even from the outside, this is an astonishingly beautiful museum. The objects are well presented and the displays are both informative and clear. There’s a lot of solid information and interpretive material to get your teeth into and a lot to admire from an aesthetic standpoint too. There are an impressive […]

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Canadian Museum of Nature

Where: Ottawa, Ontario I went to the Canadian Museum of Nature with my eyes on the prize of the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery and I was not disappointed. This absolutely stunning permanent exhibition begins with huge shards of ice, on to which are projected images of Arctic fauna. You can touch and move around the […]

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Musée de l’Homme

Where: 16th Arrondissement, Paris The Musée de l’Homme really does what it says on the tin – exploring Homo sapiens from our biology and evolution through cultures and languages and into contemporary works of art. Taking in archaeology, biological and social anthropology, I felt like I’d re-taken the first year of my degree in my […]

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Itsanitaq Museum

Where: Churchill, Manitoba. (Yes, there it is, just tucked behind the church). This one room museum is crammed with objects – so many that it took me several visits to feel like I’d even made a dent in seeing them all. There are so many things to see and so many stories to uncover. Best […]

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Maison de Victor Hugo

Where: 4th Arrondissement, Paris Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the mind behind Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and The Legend of the Ages was not much of a minimalist. Victor Hugo’s house in Paris (there’s one in Guernsey too) is crammed full of antiques and interior design curios. But my absolute favourite part […]

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba The Canadian Museum for Human Rights deals, unsurprisingly, with some very difficult topics. So it is testament to the design of the building, the interpretation of the objects, and the staff themselves, that the visitor leaves with a sense of hopefulness, rather than desperation. The architecture of the building leads the visitor […]

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Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (The Museum of Hunting and Nature)

Where: 3rd Arrondissement, Paris My all-time favourite museum in Paris, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature feels like an appropriate place to begin this collection of museum adventures. It combines the interior design of a 5* hotel with incredible taxidermy displays, thought-provoking modern art, and cabinet after cabinet of antique rifles. An […]

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