Fun Museums is now more than a blog, but it is rather a platform for curiosity. With 6 different writers alongside me, it is already a community. Having a museum blog and creating content for it is quite challenging. For that reason, I decided to create a list of 9 museum blogs I recommend, from the authors who care about a variety of things, from museum experience to inclusion. Now, this is the time to add more to that beautiful list.
Once again, I am coming up with a variety of languages, styles, and ideas about museums and art. After the first 9 museum blogs I recommend, it is time for an update. In fact, this article is bringing up another 9 museum blogs, the first of them being a part of the Fun Museums family. Notice that not all the recommendation are blogs, but some of them are bigger than that. Also, not all of them focus solely on museums, but they are all about culture in general.
The first entry of this new list of museum blogs is also one of our Fun Museums writers – Slike i prilike
With over 12 000 followers on Instagram, Slike i prilike is the main hub of art history blogging in Serbia. The founders, Jovana and Sofija are art historians who like to talk about the art in a fun way. With their interesting texts and Instagram stories in local Serbian language, they generate quite a big interest for arts and heritage. Further, their audiences are quite engaged and there is always a lot of discussion under every post the publish on Instagram.
Now, in order to connect all the fans of culture and heritage travel, we established a collaboration. They published their first post on Fun Museums earlier this month. Subsequently, we are planning more ideas on how to translate their successful concept of museum stories from their native Serbian to English.
Finally, the expression slike i prilike has an interesting meaning in Serbian and Croatian (basically the same language with the different national designation). Slike means “images” while “prilike” means occasions, and the expression itself means “images and occasions”, describing the view, the appearance, or even similarity. Finally, the expression “on je njegova slika i prilika” literally means “it is his duplicate”.
The Muse Life, “I am happy you are here”.
The Muse Life‘s author’s name is Grace, and what I like about her is her inclusive approach. “I just want you to enjoy”, she says, understanding that there is no need to travel and spend a lot of money to appreciate art and a dose of curiosity. Instead it is all about simplicity and living in the moment. I have followed her Instagram for quite a long, and I like the visuals she posts there.
Moreover, I would like to say that I generally appreciate every hobby museum blog effort, as that was the way how I started with Fun Museums. It is always heartwarming to see when these people keep going despite all kinds of struggles. That is the main reason why I made this new list of museum blogs and sites.
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The Artsper Magazine focuses on Eco art
The art selling platform Artsper has a magazine, available in English and French. In fact, this is a page for art lovers rather than general curious folk, but anyone can find something beautiful there. For instance, this site offers some insights about environmentally conscious European artists who are not celebrities or much talked about in the mainstream media.
My Modern Met
Fancy, but very simple articles, this is My Modern Met. Available in English and Spanish, this site has some of the finest stories from the world of culture in its wider terms. I can say this is my favourite place to get inspired for my Art of Discovery articles.
My Modern Met is not only about stories. In fact, most of its content just invites for some further creation. That is to say, every kind of art calls for more art. It is just a never-ending process of building on each idea.
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Whores of Yore
With a worldwide popularity and a huge number of followers, Whores of Yore is a huge project. The title gives a pretty clear ideas that the site is about sex. More specifically, it refers to the history of sex workers, “the world’s oldest profession” as some say. I have an incredible respect for the creators and authors on this page, since it gives some very important insights about overlooked and stigmatised topics. Therefore it urges readers not to be judgemental.
Moreover, it has some amazing amount of sources about the history of sexuality. As a result, it is a great source for many aspects of sex education. Above all, it puts art in the focus of the learning process.
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Accessible Art History
Although there is a website, I would like to highlight the YouTube channels as the most important part of this blog. Every few days the author published a new short (5-10 minutes) video and tells the story about a specific artwork or period from the history of art. I think it is a great place to start learning about art, for absolute beginners. In fact the title speaks for itself – it is “accessible art history”.
The author of this blog also offers podcasts and courses about the Art History.
The Heritage Lab
The Heritage Lab offers an outstanding overview of Indian history, art, and culture. The writing style is simple and fully understandable to readers who are not very familiar with India. There is a lot of content on the site, and I just can easily get (happily) lost reading about artists I had never heard about and exhibition in different cities and museums across India.
Additionally, I would like to say that this is my favourite site about a non-European and non-Western country. I would be glad to have a specific new list of museum blogs for Asian countries. They would have to be in English for me to read, but I would be glad to know how Asian museum bloggers communicate with their own audiences locally.
Museum Coalition for Climate Justice is an important entry to this new list of museum blogs.
A lot has been said about museums contributing in the fight against the climate change, but documents about it are often abstract and too complicated. The specialised blog Museum Coalition for Climate Justice has some interesting examples from around the world. Most importantly, it tells human stories and calls for ideas, instead of just giving facts and saying “we should do something”.
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Finally, I would like to share something for my Italian friends and readers. Mediterraneo Antico is a site about archaeology. It can also be interesting for anyone who wants to learn Italian, as it is quite easy to read even for intermediate learners. Finally, it is a real gem for all the fans of archaeology, because it covers the whole Mediterranean, including the newest excavations throughout Northern Africa and Middle East.
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After all, mu desire to have an inclusive blog leads me to suggesting content in languages other than English. Although at the moment I can’t have multilingual content on my own site, I can always support other people’s projects.