Museum für Sepulkralkutur – Museum about death & dying

Ok, if I had known this place existed, I would have prioritized visiting Kassel way earlier. Now, I’m based here for my internship with the Felsberg Institute, a research institute, where I’m focusing my research on Eritrea. Kassel probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s Germany-must-visit list, but it’s a fine place to spend a fewContinue reading “Museum für Sepulkralkutur – Museum about death & dying”

Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki

Built in a huge old underground bus station, Helsinki’s newest museum Amos Rex is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Take what you thought you knew about art museums and throw it into a time machine, it’s getting a 21st-century makeover. The museum is basically a bunch of black rooms separated into different exhibits ofContinue reading “Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki”

Cradle of Humankind museum – exploring our origins

The Cradle of Humankind – what an intimidating, strong name, conveying imagery of the first humans, the first man, the first steps taken by Homo Sapiens. And ‘cradle’ – reminding us that humankind as a species was young once, and still is young in the grand scheme of things. If the name of this museumContinue reading “Cradle of Humankind museum – exploring our origins”

My favorite buildings in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center I spent the afternoon wandering around the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but surprisingly this was my first time. The other week, I visited the Harold Washington Library (read about that visit here!) where I found out that the Cultural Center was actually theContinue reading “My favorite buildings in Chicago”