York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery recently had a complete overhaul, which resulted in it being closed for a long time. When it reopened, it came with a price tag. A historically free museum, it now costs £7.50 to get in. There is a museums deal however, if you’re a regular visitor to this and other museums in … Continue reading

Glasses Exhibition at MUDE

What is the only thing more exciting than an exhibition of retro spectacles? An exhibition of retro spectacles in an OLD BANK VAULT. Mude Design Museum in Lisbon is such a cool space, and this was my favourite part (the furniture section was a close second, losing out only due to the lack of tiny … Continue reading

Costume Exhibition at MUDE Lisbon

There are a lot of good museums in Lisbon. A LOT. I feel like it’s going to take a while to visit them all even though I now live here and am not in fact on holiday (although sometimes it still feels like that after four months. But then I have to go to work…) … Continue reading

Lisbon – first impressions

I arrived in Lisbon at the end of September, but didn’t manage to blog immediately as I had to find a place to live then wait for internet to be installed in my flat (for FIVE WEEKS!) Anyway, this is just a quick post to get the ball rolling. In short, I love it here. … Continue reading

Women Who Rock

As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the EMP Museum in Seattle. This was one of my favourite exhibitions there (and anywhere, ever!) – Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. There was music playing in the area (Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide among others) and an extensive collection of costumes, instruments, records and information about women … Continue reading

EMP Museum, Seattle

I noticed a sign for the EMP Museum when I was entering Bumbershoot Festival. It looked interesting – with its snazzy Frank Gehry-designed building – but I wasn’t sure if I’d get chance to go there. Luckily it wasn’t far from the hotel I stayed in on my last night in Seattle, and I had some … Continue reading

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

So, I was under the impression Brighton doesn’t have a great deal to offer in the way of art galleries, though I do have a soft spot for both the Booth Museum, with its weird and wonderful collection of natural history artefacts, and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (in Pavillion Gardens). However, it would stand … Continue reading