Covid-19 raises and amplifies ethical questions for every citizen and every country in the world. Reflecting on some of the places visited just over the last 7 days. The Pacific nation of Palau is one of the few countries globally with no cases of coronavirus, having closed its borders on
Salt made in Lymington was exported across the Atlantic Ocean to small European ports constructed close to the fishing grounds of Newfoundland. Here, its history intersects with the demise of indigenous Beothuk communities, displaced from their maritime hunting and fishing grounds by these C17th, C18th and C19th arrivals. ‘The Spirit
The political tensions building between the USA and Japan over imperial ambitions in the Pacific during the early C20th, impacted on a thriving international trade in Chinese and Japanese antique art. The Chang dynasty artefacts, and other material, now in the Smithsonian collections provide an opportunity to look into this
The Smithsonian has recently launched its wonderful 3D Digitization initiative, creating open access 3D resources for a selection of its vast collections. I couldn’t resist having a rummage and choosing a few objects to inspire stories on The Earth Museum! Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at
On my virtual travels this week, I have been pondering the value of geography in education. As an example, the national curriculum in England programme of study for Geography describes as its purpose ‘a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its
World Heritage Sites are flagship attractions in the tourism industries of many countries. Visitor numbers are massively impacted by the current pandemic, with many closed to the public temporarily and hit by the dramatic decrease in international and domestic travel. Covid-19 is costing both lives and livelihoods across the world.
Find a few minutes in your day to explore the world, where each destination on the map introduces a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transport yourself beyond the confines of your home to ‘visit’ people and places across the global community. Click the active link from each place name. My