Museums Archive

A visit to the Five Grand Palaces of Seoul, South Korea

Central Seoul is filled with historic buildings and monuments, among them the Five Grand Palaces of Seoul. These royal palaces date back hundreds of years to the Joseon Dynasty, but thanks to the wars of the 20th century, most of them are now faithful reconstructions. The palaces have distinctly beautiful architecture, plus the grounds themselves […]

A guide to visiting Fusterlandia in Havana, Cuba

Cuba has a rich artistic tradition, which can be found everywhere from murals painted on walls to the fine art pieces housed in El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. One of the most unique places to find modern Cuban art is called Fusterlandia. Fusterlandia is the nickname given in Jaimanitas, a seaside town […]

A visit to the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden

After breakfast at the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, we set off on our second full day exploring the Vasterbotten region. Our first stop was the Västerbottens Museum, which is located in the outskirts of Umeå. The Västerbottens Museum covers the cultural history of Västerbotten. While there are also indoor exhibits, during the summer months, much […]

A photo walk & museum visits in Umeå, Sweden

Upon our arrival in Umeå, we walked around for a little bit, visiting the Visitor’s Center first, then heading to nearby Rost for lunch. After lunch, Tinna from Visit Umeå led us on photo walk around the city, showing us many of Umeå’s sights while telling us about the city’s history. Umeå is the cultural center of the […]

A visit to Vasamuseet in Stockholm, Sweden

The first night of TBEX Stockholm kicked off with a party at the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum). With the weather turning briefly sunny, and having plenty of time to get to the museum, I decided to walk there. I followed Strandvagen eastward, then crossed the bridge toward the museums that are located on the island of Djurgården. […]

A visit to Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden

The morning after I arrived in Stockholm for TBEX Europe 2016, I headed to the Visitor’s Center to get my welcome pack for the conference. Although it didn’t start for a few days, there were some perks to take advantage of including a transit pass and a Stockholm Pass, which gave unlimited 48-hour access to […]

A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong

Although there are plenty of things to do in Hong Kong, there’s an entirely different experience to be had in Macau, which is just an hour or so away by ferry. Like Hong Kong, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, meaning that while it does belong to China, it has a […]