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National Hobo Museum, Britt, Iowa

National Hobo Museum, Britt, Iowa

Although I once briefly mentioned the Hobo Museum in a post nearly five years ago, I didn’t share my own photos from a personal visit I took a few summers ago. So considering it is the blog’s fifth anniversary week, I guess I’ll stop being lazy and get on with...

The country’s largest Mexican art collection, Chicago, Illinois

The country’s largest Mexican art collection, Chicago, Illinois

Every year the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago has a Day of the Dead exhibit (check out last year’s photos here). The only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, it has the country’s largest Mexican art collection. So it’s fitting the museum also has one...

National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago

National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago

I always try to go to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, which has an annual Day of the Dead exhibit (check out past photos from 2012, 2013, and 2015). It is the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums and also has the country’s...

El Museo De Las Momias or the Mummies’ Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico

El Museo De Las Momias or the Mummies’ Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico

The city of Guanajuato in central Mexico has a remarkable attraction: a mummy museum(not recommended for visitors who are faint of heart) featuring over one hundred mummies that were formed naturally in the local cemetery. The Guanajuato mummies were exhumed between 1865 and 1989. The mummies here formed naturally. The...

Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

As an architecture geek, this place definitely caught my eye. The Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne is literally made of road signs, but there is even more interesting stuff inside. The building, designed by architects Gigon/Guyer, has two floors of exhibition space, where visitors...

Museo Criminologico in Rome

Museo Criminologico in Rome

Cesare Lombroso founded the Italian school of criminology, which believed criminality was inherited, and that someone “born criminal” could be identified by physical defects. This theory was rejected throughout most of Europe but accepted in the United States during the 19th century. Even though Lombroso’s ideas are now viewed as...

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

Surprisingly, this blog has not been to India, one of the most populated countries in the world. So of course they have a few interesting museums. New Delhi has several, but one sticks out. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum was founded by a local cartoonist and has a collection of over...

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