MUSEUMS, DISPLAY, HERITAGE, HISTORY, CULTURE




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A letter written by my then 82 year old great great grandmother to her grandchildren in March 1918, telling them the story of her life. It includes life with an abusive uncle from the time she was orphaned at the age of three, settlement in South Africa just after the Anglo-Zulu war, her husband's role in the American civil war, the deaths of her children, and her life on four continents. A very powerful People's History.




A trip to Lisbon to install an exhibition which I helped to curate, at the World Expo '98.




Results of an anthroplogical study into the experience of childbirth in working class clinics, Cape Town, South Africa.
Part One

Part Two




Most of my travels have included trips to museums, exhibitions and places of cultural significance. My trip to Peru, particularly, was made up of visits to Lima's museums, a flight over the famous Nazca Lines, and a visit to the ancient ceremonial centre of Pachacamac.




MYTHS, FOLKLORE, LEGENDS




South African Myths and Legends


Urban Legends




AND NOW THE MUSEUM LINKS - THOSE I'VE VISITED AND THOSE I'D LIKE TO VISIT .... AND THOSE THAT HAVE JUST REALLY COOL WEB SITES :)




SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUMS

National Cultural History Museum, including the African Window, where I used to work

Albany Museum

Museums at the University of the Witwatersrand




CHILEAN MUSEUMS

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Museo Municipal San Antonio

A comprehensive listing (with useful information) of most of the museums and art galleries in Santiago




AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Australian Museum, Sydney

Museum of Sydney, Sydney

National Maritime Museum, Sydney




SPANISH MUSEUMS
(Thanks to Zhigulii for some of these)

Barcelona

Museu de l’Erotica, Barcelona

L’aquarium, Barcelona - not really a museum

Madrid

Museo del Prado

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao




SWISS MUSEUMS

Berne

Federal Assembly - the Parliament Building

Geneva

Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge

Musee d’art et d’histoire

Gruyeres

Museum HR Giger

Chateau de Gruyeres

Lausanne

Musee Olympique

Musee de l’Elysee

Martigny

Fondation Perre Gianadda (especially the sculpture garden)

Montreux

Chateau de Chillon




ENGLISH MUSEUMS

The British Museum

The Tower of London

Madame Tussaud's




FRENCH MUSEUMS

The Louvre

Centre Pompidou




IRISH MUSEUMS

Waterford Treasures at the Granary

Cobh, the Queenstown Story

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara

Fota Wildlife Park - again not a museum, but it is another aspect of heritage conservation, and a most enjoyable experience




SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The Museum of Unnatural Mystery




coming soon
MORE MUSEUMS




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