Category Archives: Museums

Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Animating Paradise

Earlier this year, I shared a post on the Prado Museums commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of the painter Hieronymus Bosch and his masterpiece “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Now, the Museum of the Image in Breda, … Continue reading

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Vienna is for lovers

You may call me a sappy romantic, but I love this little promotional film from the hotel booking site Booking.com. Just like artists Rachel Long and Antosh Wojcik, I’m a big fan of the work of Gustav Klimt, and a … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

It may have just been a stunt to promote the UK National Art Pass, but Alex Gorosh did attempt to see “all” of the art in London’s museums in one day.

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I am curious London

Readers of TBTP know that I am enamored with London. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to spend quite a bit of time there and I even wrote a budget travel guide for the British capital. So, … Continue reading

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Je Suis Contre Tout et Tous

When I was young, I was fascinated by the early 20th century Dada Movement. I even sported a button with I.K. Bonset’s moto “Je suis contre tout et tous” . So, I was excited to discover that the Museum of Modern Art … Continue reading

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Cut, Carved, and Folded

Australian artist Nicholas Jones has been carving, cutting, and folding abandoned books for more than a decade in Melbourne. His dramatically transformed discarded books of all kinds can be found in museums and galleries around the world. And even though I … Continue reading

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And I Love The Licorice Too

OK, I admit it, I shop at IKEA. In fact, half of my house is furnished by the Swedish furniture giant. My office is lined by the famous Billy bookcases, my file cabinets are all IKEA, even the desk that … Continue reading

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When The Bookstores Are Closed

Singapore bookstore BooksActually has launched the first two of a new series of book vending machines. The machines are located at the Singapore Visitors Centre and the National Museum of Singapore. The book vendors will be rotated every three months … Continue reading

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Montreal in History

Here in the New World we tend to forget that we too have a history. Montreal, one of my all time favorite North American cities, was founded in 1642. In the run-up to next year’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Montreal tourism folks … Continue reading

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