7 Essential Museums to See and Experience at Least Once

7 Essential Museums to See and Experience at Least Once

There is something inherent in memories that make them so important to all of us – as people from different races, creeds, and backgrounds. They are repositories of all we hold good in our society – and because they hold certain truths that are important to our ancestral history, regardless of whether they are seen or interpreted as negative or positive in the zeitgeist that we currently exist in. They are, in fact, a part of our ancestral DNA, a…

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Five Historic European Castles where you can Spend the Night

Five Historic European Castles where you can Spend the Night

There’s nothing wrong with sleeping on an air mattress if you’re camping in the back woods or your visiting family during a holiday, they can be surprisingly useful and may be the best way to sleep comfortably if you find yourself with limited sleeping options. If, on the other hand, you want to take a vacation with a little bit more luxury in mind, you may want to consider visiting one of Europe’s beautiful historic castles where you can experience…

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5 Food Museums to Visit in Europe

5 Food Museums to Visit in Europe

These days we might be more inclined to prepare food items ourselves, but for true food connoisseurs that prefer to do things the traditional way, you may find a walk through Europe’s colorful food past an enjoyable diversion. There are actually many different museums all across Europe dedicated to the love of food in all its different forms. Many countries have a strong historical link with a particular food or food industry, and they embrace that readily. Here are 5…

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The Social Web and European Museums

The Social Web and European Museums

Memory institutions such as libraries and museums have been struggling for relevance in recent years, and that has a lot to do with the rise of the information age. This is true both in Europe and pretty much the entire world. The larger institutions such as the British Museum or the Louvre in Paris aren’t the only institutions that have had to change with the times – smaller institutions like The Museum of Technology in Spalding, England have embraced social…

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Five Important Libraries in Europe

Five Important Libraries in Europe

Europe is home to some of the world’s most impressive collections and archives, spanning a rich history that goes back thousands of years. What makes these libraries special isn’t just their impressive collections, though. In many cases they also happen to be some of the greatest architectural masterpieces in the world. Here are five of the most important libraries in Europe, both in terms of their impressive collections and their equally-impressive architecture. The National Library of France There are few…

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Are Memory Institutions Still Relevant in the Digital Age?

Are Memory Institutions Still Relevant in the Digital Age?

One of the most difficult questions that libraries and museums have to answer in today’s digital world is how can they remain relevant to a culture that expects instant gratification. There will always be historical enthusiasts and scholarly individuals that continue to support these institutions by visiting them in person and taking advantage of the knowledge stored in their vast collections, but those numbers are dwindling every year. If Europe’s finest memory institutions are going to survive in the modern…

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Three Interesting European Water Museums

Three Interesting European Water Museums

When you consider that our world is more than 70 percent water it’s surprising how little our history of water is the focus of what we preserve in our museums. However, it’s likely that the scarcity of clean drinking water in the coming decades will shift this focus and create a greater discussion around the specific quality of the world’s drinking water and how filtration systems can help. On websites like Soft Water Filtration and Paragon Water you can find…

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