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Sursock Museum

Sursock Museum

Beirut, Lebanon

The first thing you’ll notice about this museum is the striking architecture – a blend of Venetian and Ottoman styles.  It was built as a residence in 1920 by Nicholas Ibrahim Sursock, a member of the Lebanese aristocracy.  After his death it was supposed to be converted into a museum per his request, but was instead used for fancy receptions.  The museum was not established until t...

Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple

Beijing, China

This is a significant temple since it was built in 1306 to honor revered Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius. The temple houses some ancient musical instruments worth looking at [Confucius thought music was key to self- development]; apart from that they are about 190 stele with Confucius' Classics inscribed on them. In the courtyard of the temple are inscribed the names of those students wh...

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago, United States

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is housed in the Palace of FIne Arts, built for the Columbian Exhibition.  In the 1920s, after the Field Museum moved out, it was decided to convert the magnificent Neoclassical building into a museum dedicated to science and industry.  The museum was bankrolled by Julius Rosenwald of retailer Sears Roebuck.  It has evolved into one of the wo...

Goethe Museum

Goethe Museum

Frankfurt, Germany

This museum is an extensive display of the Goethe Age and is in commemoration of the greatest German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It shows pictures and paintings from German artists belonging to various time periods, which depict changing traditions and cultures. It also has an extensive library of literature and historical texts. Adjacent to the museum is the Goethehaus, which was the home ...