History, Culture and Play: The Museums of Rochester, New York

History, Culture and Play: The Museums of Rochester, New York

As befits a city with a long history of innovation, culture and notable residents, there are dozens of fabulous museums in Rochester and the surrounding area. There are the collections that you might expect – like the Memorial Art Gallery – and less obvious ones such...
Unicorns and Abbeys at the New York Cloisters Museum

Unicorns and Abbeys at the New York Cloisters Museum

I’d heard about the Cloisters Museum long before I ever went to New York. This is the home of a series of medieval unicorn tapestries; unicorns have been a mild obession of mine ever since I discovered the Cluny tapestries in Paris. But I soon found that there is far...
Reconstructing Roman Britain at Arbeia Roman Fort

Reconstructing Roman Britain at Arbeia Roman Fort

Arbeia Roman Fort stands on a hilltop at the mouth of the River Tyne, looking across the river to Segedunum, the end of Hadrian’s Wall. Although Arbeia was not itself on the Wall it was part of the overall defences of the northern frontier of the Roman empire. So it...