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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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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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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