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Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence

The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is one of the most renowned museums in Florence and a must see.  It is, of course, best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David which stands proudly just beyond the main entrance.  The museum in its current form was established in 1882 and although David is the highlight there is much more to see and admire by other creative and talented Florentine artists with displays of artwork from the 13th and 16th centuries.

 

 

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Make Art Not War

The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi  is one of many stunning palaces to enjoy in Florence and was once the workplace of revered artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Botticelli.  There are numerous examples of their stunning  masterpieces throughout the palace, however, at the opposite end of the spectrum there was an example of the ‘modern’ in the way of an exhibition ‘Make Art Not War’  by Obey aka Shepard Fairey.   Fairey is a renowned American street artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, Calafornia.  The exhibition is dedicated to the four themes of woman, environment, peace and culture; it features both large and small scale works which envelop his humanitarian, social and environmentalist ideals.

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V&A Dundee

The much anticipated V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, finally opened on 15 Sep 18.  Expecting 500,000 visitors in its first year that target was met in only six months and thus far has been a resounding success.  The museum, the only V&A outside of London is located in a prime spot on Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront and extends out on to the silvery Tay.  The shots below are only a few of the very interesting exhibits which form part of the Scottish design galleries.

 

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Budapest – Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum.

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The V&A Dundee

A few shots of the new V&A Museum in Dundee which is due to open its doors on 15 Sep 18.  The V&A Dundee is Scotland’s first design museum and first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.  The spectacular building was designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma who’s next project is designing the Olympic stadium for Tokyo 2020.  The V&A is part of a billion pound regeneration of Dundee waterfront which also includes a new railway station, several new hotels, Scotland’s first urban aqua park and Slessor Gardens an open area used for outdoor concerts.  Towards the end of 2019, waterfront place is due to open which will be a landscaped area that includes an urban beach (note – this is not a typo).  All shots taken whilst on a boat tour with Pirate Boats Ltd of Dundee on a very grey day.

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The Hungarian Jewish Museum

A few shots of the Hungarian Jewish Museum which is located above the Dohány Street Jewish synagogue in Budapest.

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Imperial War Museum

A few shots of the interesting artefacts on display in the Imperial War Museum London.

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Musée du Louvre

Here are a few shots of the mighty and hugely impressive Musée du Louvre.  We were lucky enough to be staying opposite, so I had another opportunity for a visit when the sunshine arrived, otherwise the results would have been very dull indeed.  We had a lot of places to visit during our short stay, so we didn’t actually go into the Museum – if the inside is anything like the outside then I  guess you would need a couple of days to fully appreciate the 400,000 or so items of art and historical objects.  Next time, perhaps.

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