Category Archives: Museums

Starry Night

Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Vincent is a moving and affectionate tribute to Vincent van Gogh in the form of a graphic novel, or rather a graphic biography. Part of publisher SelfMadeHero’s “Art Masters” series, the book … Continue reading

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Just Another Mandala Monday

The 12th century City of Temples complex of Angkor Wat in northwest Cambodia constitutes the largest extant ancient religious complex in the world. Today the Angkor Archeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a tourist magnet drawing nearly a … Continue reading

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The Allure of Old Books ( & maps )

The Peculiar Underworld of Rare-Book Thieves The Allure of the Map What is the oldest book in the world? The Library of Congress by the numbers. What happens when Oxford’s Bodleian Library and the Biblioteca Vaticana collude?

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Wellcome Images

On Monday, London’s famed Wellcome Library released a dizzying collection of digitized images from its vast archive. The free, downloadable high resolution images are available to copy, distribute, manipulate or edit. The rich and unique collection is wide-ranging, from social … Continue reading

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Adventures Underground

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or … Continue reading

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Lonely Louvre

I’ve visited the Musée du Louvre in Paris three times in the last two years and not surprisingly it was ass-to-elbow, chockablock, bursting at the seams, swarming with throngs of tourists each time. Between the French school groups, enormous Chinese … Continue reading

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Are You Experienced

Years ago I was disappointed to discover that the Mayfair London townhouse where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968 was being used as office space. Now it’s a relief to find that it will finally be converted into a true Hendrix … Continue reading

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Books of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is a popular travel destination for a myriad of reasons. But for book lovers and bibliophiles Dublin is synonymous with great literature and a must visit for its renowned libraries, amazing antiquarian and indie bookshops and … Continue reading

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The Little Prince : A New York Story

 For seven decades booklovers around the world have been drawn to Antoine de Sainte-Exupéry’s parable of an interstellar traveler, The Little Prince, who comes to Earth in search of friendship, compassion, and understanding. Few readers, however, realize that the iconic … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles

I was happy to hear the news that the New York Public Library has partnered with the Grammy Museum in L.A. to stage a new multimedia exhibition called “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles !” . Timed to commemorated the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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