Museums and Monuments
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2 August 2016
Nicknamed the City of Dreaming Spires by poet Matthew Arnold for its harmonious university architecture, Oxford is nevertheless much more than just its acclaimed academy. Docent Emily Knight, local resident and PhD candidate at Trinity College, shares her favourite facts about the eccentric city she calls home.
15 April 2016
Boston: From the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall to the Union Oyster House and All Points In-between One of the…
4 April 2016
Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…
1 April 2016
Great things come in fours. Good luck requires four leaves on a clover, four seasons round out the personality of…
15 March 2016
Our insider tips for visiting the Orsay museum in Paris, a world-class collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
10 March 2016
Bangkok: a city of layers. Shiny skyscrapers reflect gilded temples. Skytrains speed above above chugging canal boats, while the MRT’s…
8 March 2016
Athens is a charming and compact city that is easy to explore by foot, by metro, or by taxi.
26 January 2016
As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or…
16 January 2016
Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…
17 November 2015
We share how modern art in Turkey reflects the birth of the Turkish Republic, and the complex identities of Turkish artists.
12 November 2015
Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.
1 November 2015
As tourism in Prague soars, we explore the dos and don’ts for your next visit.
11 September 2015
We look at Dresden, a fascinating city that is our newest excursion from Berlin.
21 July 2015
As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.
4 May 2015
Spain manager Sara shares the story behind Goya’s haunting works “The 2nd of May 1808” and “The 3rd of May 1808”, which hang in the Museo del Prado.