As should be clear by now, I believe in museums. But I don’t always feel like visiting them and I’m sure you don’t either. Fortunately many museums are now developing exclusive website content, making them easy to visit from afar and possibly inspiring that in person visit after all.
Fine Dining: on a flashy gadget of affluent Rome. Did you know that Emperor Nero employed a dedicated invitation writer? Decadent.
French Dressing: on the mastery of construction in fashion.
Morning Catch: on the risks and rewards of hand painted porcelain. And the necessity of broth in the daily toilette ritual of 18th century France.
Blazing Saddle: on the 1,000 year decorative tradition of Tibetan saddles.
You can watch all of the episodes at the 82nd and Fifth website. If only the entire museum website was as clean and visual as this micro-site! Enjoy.