Posts Tagged ‘museum’

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{Berlin} The Jewish Museum’s Diaspora Garden

Last week, I attended a conference which took place at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Academy is located within a former flower market, and is based on a design by architect Daniel Libeskind who also designed the museum’s main building. The central focus of the Academy’s design, is a ‘Diaspora Garden’, covering […] Read more…

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{Berlin} East Side Gallery

A few days ago, I finally managed to grab the chance to walk the length of Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the world’s largest open air gallery stretching along 1.3km of a surviving section of the Berlin Wall. You can read more about it and see more photographs of my favourite art works, over on my […] Read more…

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{Berlin} The Kunstgewerbemuseum

Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Art) had been closed for renovation since we moved here, but now that it’s finally reopened, I of course had to go and see it! It is the oldest museums of its kind in Germany, and calls itself a “home for art, fashion and design”. One of it’s highlights is […] Read more…

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{Berlin} The Forest Museum

If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re sure to…stumble across a museum. At least, in Berlin you are. Tucked away in Berlin’s Grunewald is the ‘Waldmuseum’ (Forest Museum), which is is managed by the German Forest Protection Association. The museum’s aim is to introduce visitors, especially children, to local plants and animals and to the […] Read more…

{Berlin} Art from a vending machine!

23 August 2014 Earlier this week, I marked my three year Berlin-aversary by attending a relaunch at the Jewish Museum Berlin of the ‘Kunstautomat’ – a vending machine that dispenses unique limited art to visitors willing to part with a few Euros. What a great idea to introduce visitors to new artists! You can find out […] Read more…

{Potsdam} The Biosphäre

8 August 2014 I’ve been feeling a bit like the worst mum in the world recently because the boy is the only kid in his nursery not having a summer holiday since I only recently started a new job and couldn’t take time off so soon. But this week my parents are visiting and we’ve […] Read more…

{Berlin} Käthe Kollwitz Museum

30 July 2014 Last week, I joined my friend Diane – founder of the successful We Are Museumsconference – on her museum crawl through Berlin, to visit the Käthe Kollwitz Museum. You can find a full review, alongside more photos, over on Museum Diary. Read more…

{Berlin} The U-Bahn Museum

16 July 2014 Last weekend, we visited the Berlin U-Bahn Museum, dedicated to the over 100 year history of Berlin’s underground transit railway. You can find a full review, alongside more photos, over on Museum Diary. Read more…

{Berlin} The Melodic Museum

9 July 2014 Last weekend, we visited the ‘Klingendes Museum’ (Melodic Museum), which holds an open house on the first Saturday of each month and invites children and families to discover and experience many different types of musical instruments. You can find a full review, alongside more photos and a wee video clip, over on Museum Diary. Read more…

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