Posts Tagged With: museums

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye Museum was another one of London’s museums that had piqued my interest by not being very well known. It turned out to be well worth a visit in August, despite terrible weather, not least because 2014 marks the 100th year the museum has been open, and 300 years since the almshouses (where the museum now resides) were opened.

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Iceland Part Seven: No Photography Allowed

On the same rainy day that I visited The National Museum of Iceland I also visited some art galleries and museums where, naturally, photography was not allowed.

The first of these was The Reyjkavik Art Musuem, which is actually a network of art museums housed in three buildings across the city. (I only visited two, Hafnarhus, on Tryggvagata and the Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, which will feature in a later post). It’s the largest building in the network, built in the 1930s and houses the permanent exhibitions of Erro, apparently “one of Europe’s most notable pop artists”. The other exhibitions turned out to be all about contemporary art, which anyone who’s been here a while will realise is not always my thing.

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