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Virtual Museum Visits: Monet & The Water Lilies

Claude Monet and his the Water Lilies

Claude Monet is a French painter born in 1840. He started drawing while still in school, first by creating some caricatures of his teachers. Although his father wanted him to get involved in the family business, he was always more interested in art. He decided to pursue that and went to Paris to learn how to paint. There, he met a group of young painters with whom he started to develop a new, and one of the first modern art styles – the Impressionism.

Virtual Museum Visits: Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

Detail on Vermeer's Milkmaid

Due to our forced home staycations, I decided to start a little project and take you to a different museum each day. We’ll start with a virtual museum visit to the Rijksmuseum and their collection of paintings created by Johannes Vermeer. And, of course, since we should #stayhome, we’re going to do that virtually. They say art is healing. So, let’s try to stress a bit less, and instead of watching the millionth news about COVID-19, enjoy in some art. Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum Today I’m taking you to one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum. I’ll…

15 Best museums in Europe you have to visit this year

Gallery of Honour - Rijksmuseum

Whenever travelling, I’m trying to visit museums and learn about the local culture that way. However, sometimes, a motivation to travel for me is purely to visit a certain museum. I’m often being asked what are the best museums in Europe, in my opinion. Since it’s quite a hard question to answer, I’ve asked some travel bloggers to help me compile the list of 15 best museums in Europe you have to visit this year.

Archeon Museum Park: A place where history’s coming to life

Archeon Park Museum

Archeon Museum Park is a place I wanted to visit for some time already. So, finally last weekend, Marijan, Karlo and I went on a little trip there. All three of us completely fallen in love with it. With its great combination of revived history, old buildings and delicious food, it is a great destination for a day trip within the Netherlands. And we’re definitely going to visit it again soon! History lives at Museum Park Archeon Archeon is a large museum park where you can find different edifices from Prehistory, Roman and Medieval time. They have brought them there…

Rijksmuseum with kids: One hour long self guided tour with a toddler

View on the Rijksmuseum building

While I was still an Art History student, I’ve dreamed how one day I’ll be visiting museums with my kid. How he or she will be that enlightened kid that will understand art. And while he will be asking me meaningful questions about paintings in front of us, I would be the proudest mum ever. And then I’ve got a child. And realised how that little dream of mine will be a bit harder to achieve. And that I’ll have to create a great experience for him, so he can enjoy a museum. That’s why I’ve created this one-hour long…

Visiting Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (complete guide)

Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the best museums I’ve ever visited. Situated in a beautiful Winter Palace and being home to one of the biggest art collections in the world, it’s definitely a treat for any art enthusiast. Being the second-largest museum in the world, it could definitely feel a bit overwhelming planning a visit to it. That’s why I’ve created this blog post with some info and tips on how to best visit the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Visiting Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg First things first, let’s start with the history of this beautiful…