MUSEUM QUEST | A delightful afternoon at the cemetery

It was a sunny afternoon when I rode my bike out to the neighbourhood of Prazeres to see the cemetery there. Yes, a cemetery! I was a bit confused myself when I first read about it. But it was listed as a museum so I had to go. And I didn't regret it! I learned … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A delightful afternoon at the cemetery

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MUSEUM QUEST | Asia and the Chinese Opera

Well, Museu do Oriente was probably one of the most difficult places to describe in words. Because it was not about words but about impressions! A great exhibition of young Chinese contemporary artists was mixed with artefacts about the cultural exchange between Portugal and the Far East and the Chinese opera. It was a huge … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Asia and the Chinese Opera

MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 2

The journey continues! Part 1 last week was about all the remarkable and beautiful discoveries below the surface of earth and the bottom of the sea. Above ground the National Museum of Natural History and Science, short MUHNAC, dealt with endangered animals in Europe and encouraged a discussion about how we can all live next … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 2

MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 1

The National Museum of Natural History and Science, short MUHNAC, was basically a journey through the elements, time and space. From the bottom of the ocean to planets far, far away. From the beginning of the universe into the future. And it didn't get boring! However, I had so much to write afterwards that I … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 1

MUSEUM QUEST | Revelations at the Museum of Masonry

It has been a tough article to write, because this time I didn't just have to write about my experiences but I actually had to do some research. The reason was the topic: Masonry. Everyone of us has heard some strange story about Masons. So did I, without ever looking into the matter any further. … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Revelations at the Museum of Masonry

MUSEUM QUEST | Unexpected fascination

I went to to the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation with a mission: get another less popular, less interesting museum off the list! Well, I did! But I also learned that less popular doesn't mean less interesting. In fact, laying eyes on the first paintings I forgot about my little mission. Instead I got sucked into the … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Unexpected fascination

MUSEUM QUEST | A different journey through Lisbon

The what - visiting all the 65 museums around Lisbon within six months! The why - learning, exploring and showing that museums aren't all dusty and boring! The who - Simon, a dedicated explorer of all areas! Entrepreneurship, social media, the city or nature - you will find him in all of them. The Lisbon … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A different journey through Lisbon