Let Me Introduce You – Adopt A Museum 140

Sep 2013
Today I’d like to introduce you to the Museum 140 site and their Adopt a Museum program.  I had the pleasure of meeting one of their founders, Jenni Fuchs, through a course I took, and was more than happy to participate in their project.  Jenni and her team are championing the unsung heroes of the museum world.  Those special spots that you discover when traveling that are perhaps a bit off the beaten path, or live in the shadow of the bigger city galleries.  Their site is a great resource to peruse before you travel and might just have an undiscovered treasure in your next destination.  Obviously you are not actually adopting a museum, but singing their praises, and opening the door for others to enjoy all it has to offer.
While my museum is hardly undiscovered, I do think it is often missed by visitors to Boston, in favor of the MFA or ICA.  It is so full of history with a sense of travel, that I hope you’ll put the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on your to do list the next time you’re in town.

#64: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

My name is Alison Abbott and I would like to adopt the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

 Tell us a bit more about yourself
I live in the Boston area in an 1870 Victorian with my husband and two kids who are in the process of feathering their own nests. I have a design background and these days you’ll find me consulting with small businesses, acting as a brand ambassador and writing for my blog Green With Renvyand other travel sites in sustainable shades of green.
Tell us a bit more about your adopted museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located in Boston. Completed in 1903 as the home for the Gardners, it houses three decades worth of art collections {over 2,500 objects}. The atmospheric setting, takes you from ancient Rome, through Medieval Europe, Asia, 19more. Open Wednesday – Monday 11am-5pm and Thursday evenings until 9pm. Cost is $15 for adults. ………………….
Read more and pay a visit to Museum 140.  Do you have a secret gem in your city that you’d like to add to the list?