If I’d left my heart in Tokyo, it wouldn’t have been down by the river (don’t you know) . . . it would have been here.
If you want to see the only dinosaur ever found in the state of Washington, or a type specimen of a 27 million year old whale before glimpsing aspects of cultures from around the Pacific Rim, the Burke Museum is for you. Continue reading “The Burke Museum, Seattle”
I’m a fan of curiosity cabinets. I’m sure it’s considered cliché by many museum curators, but I like the whole style of displaying varied collected items in this kind of aesthetically pleasing manner. A number of the cases at Manchester museum present collections in this style. It gives you the opportunity to see a wide range of objects in a small space. Contrasting colours, shapes, textures set alongside each other make for an impressive display. At Manchester Museum they know how to curate a case. Continue reading “Manchester Museum”
Chinese museums are noticeably different. Zigong Dinosaur Museum bordered on surreal. If you asked children in the UK to draw a museum many would chose a neoclassical style exterior, all pillars topped with a triangular pediment, which will probably have some fancy carving. Think British Museum, or Greek Parthenon.