Showing posts with label museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label museums. Show all posts

Gallipoli Exhibition at Te Papa Museum Wellington

Hi everyone!

Time to explore Wellington and I would love to share my love to the museums. Wellington will be the best place for those museum lovers like me, as this capital city is packed with world - class museum.

the Maori Gate at Te Papa Museum

One of the best museum in town is Te Papa Museum. This national museum is indeed a nation pride. Spread in 6 different floors, this museum certainly has a lot to offer.

I got a chance to visit Te Papa Museum in one weekend. One of the highly recommended exhibitions they have there is the Gallipoli Exhibition called Gallipole, the Scale of Our War. 

As I stepped into the giant entrance gate of the Gallipoli Exhibition, I knew I would be blown away by its bleak yet interesting details about this horrific war. Focusing on the stories and personal memories of some of the New Zealanders who were part of the war, the exhibition gives you the vivid reminder of how horrible war is, especially this war. Through photos, videos, posters, narrations, dioramas, statues, simulations and more, the exhibition is giving you detailed information from the D-1 of this NZ troops landing in Gallipoli, until the end of it. 

Here are some photos I took at Te Pa Pa Museum Wellington during my last visit.

Interestingly and touchingly displaying the personal stories of those involved in this horrible war, the exhibition showed you a lot of history and human touch, as well as the horrible impacts of war. 

I personally learnt a lot about the war and how horrible the faith that fell upon those soldiers as well as medical officers who were trapped in Galipoli. My heart wept as I saw the tolling numbers of the death and the terrifying condition of them.

As you all are probably aware of, Galipoli has become one of the vivid reminders of the horrible World War I. 

The exhibition is not only displaying the stories of the soldiers, but also the nurses and the doctors. In those dioramas, there are narration being read, telling us the story of these persons. I was so sad when I heard the story of Staff Nurse Lottie who was looking for her brother, Leddie,  but couldn't find him and then stayed to take care of the wounded soldiers at the hospital ship, Maheno, which sailed from Wellington in July 1915.

Here are some more photos I took on the exhibition.

Here's the entrance to the Te Papa Museum in Wellington. I have to say, one visit is never enough and we can go back here anytime as the entrance is free.

I have put the video of my visit to the exhibition on my YouTube channel as well. Feel free to check it out:

So what do you think? 

Will you come and visit Te Papa Museum as well? 

If you are around, I will be more than happy to take you here and I can definitely explore more!

See you on our next adventure in Aotearoa!

WW: The Met Fifth Avenue NYC Revisited

Hi, everyone.

Quarantine mode really puts me back on so many trips down memory lanes. COVID-19 really changes our lives and as much as I am tired of doing it, I know it is still the best choice we have for now. 

beautiful painting at the Met 5th Avenue

So, this time, I am sharing some shots I took while I visited the Met, the Metropolitan Museum, in New York City back in 2018. I know I have posted some posts about this incredible museum because I always come back here whenever I got a chance. Even when I am no longer living in New York City, my last business trips to the Big Apple always had Museum visits in its itinerary. Yes, I do love the Met that much.

Well, here are some of the photos I managed to catch on my visit back in July 2018.

me strolling at on of the indoor garden in the Met

This time, I shared the visit I  took when the Met still had the Heavenly bodies exhibition. One of the most impressive exhibition they had, in my humble opinion. You can check more at my previous post Heavenly Bodies at the Met Cloister  to know more about it, when I enjoyed the same exhibition but at different location of the Met. The clothes and accessories that they were displaying are utterly beautiful.

Cheers from me

I managed to climb up to the roof top and lined up to see the exhibition they had there as well. Besides the remarkable art works, I did enjoy amazing Manhattan skyline. 

the wonderful view of Manhattan in the back...

I forgot the name of the exhibition in the roof top. It somehow reminded my of aliens or at least the typical aliens we saw on the movies. Pretty unique and intriguing for sure. A bit scary as well but still interesting.

Me looking at the art installation

Tell me what you think!

still an enjoyable sight under the Manhattan sky..

Then I came back inside again. This time, I was heading to one permanent section showing the grandeur of the past as well. As you see on the picture above, I was enjoying the collection at Robert Lehman collection as well as more European paintings, costumes and arts. All those Victorian glamorous ball room dresses with details to die for as well as delicate paintings showing interesting scenes from the past are really attention stealer. And I can't get enough of them! Let's take a look at them closer here.

what a slim waist line..

Much simpler but still beautiful indeed. Look at the shoes..

I guess this one is the Versailles..

I was wondering where it is exactly..

Look at the details!

Anyway, you can also check out more posts I have written about the Met in different locations as well as its remarkable collection. You can see why I simply can't get enough of it. 

The Met Fifth Avenue - Temple of Dendur and Egyptian Art

Heavenly Bodies at the Met Cloister

In Love with the Met Fifth Avenue

Hope you do enjoy the photos as well.

Do you also like museums? What is or are your favorite museum(s) so far? Do you also visit museums in different countries during your trip or visit?

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WW: Musée d'ethnographie de Genève

I was lucky to get a chance to Musée d'ethnographie de Genève during my last working visit to Geneve.

Early morning, before our flight in the afternoon, we took the bus to go to the Museums, aiming at  Musée d'ethnographie de Genève (MEG) and Patek Phillipppe Museum. I came here with my colleague, Nenda, who never visited Geneva before. So, it was like a trip down memory lane for me while acting like a non-professional tour guide for her. Fun!

Welcome to the MEG
First stop, we visited  Musée d'ethnographie de Genève and we only enjoyed the permanent collection, the free showcase, due to our tight schedule.

The Archives of Human Diversity, that's the name of the permanent collection of MEG. I have to admit that the collections, although not that many in terms of numbers, are certainly the selected ones. Carefully curated to show various objects of reference, rich in history and artistic works, the permanent collection of MEG is too good to pass.

Here are some photos I took during our visit and you can see why we love it so much and highly recommend this place to those visiting Geneva.

the domestic Buddhist Altar from Kyoto, Japan

the mask

The decorative eggs from Czech Republic

Chess set from bones

The dolls from ...hmm, I forgot

the Tantric dancing costume from Mongolia

the close - up

Totem from Papua, Indonesia

Too bad we cannot take any pictures at Patek Phillipe Museum but we did enjoy our visit here as well.

Here's the map of the Museum.

I will get more details about the Museum soon okay.

Meanwhile, let's join our (almost) Wordless Wednesday and have fun with the links!