Treasure Places: Great Writers Visit Great Museums, ed Maggie Fergusson, 2016
A selection of 24 columns from Intelligent Life, the Economist’s sister magazine, in which noted authors (all British or at least Commonwealth) write about their favorite museum. The result is a delightful, informative, and quirky read, a real treat for the lover of museums. From the famous (Julian Barnes, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Claire Messud, Anne Patchett) to the lesser known (at least to this reader, e.g. Ann Wroe), each author chose their favorite museum which widely ranged from the famous (Boston’s MFA, the Musee Rodin, the Prado, the Frick) to the esoteric (e.g.the National Museum of Afghanistan, the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford, the Odessa State Literary Museum). A delightful and informative volume which has given me lots of new ideas for travel and visits.