Subject: Small museums in Paris (and elsewhere)
Hi, everyone -

I definitely recommend the Musee Nissim de Camondo. It's small but exquisite, and the day I was there, last September, I had it nearly to myself. There is a melancholy quality to this museum, because of the history of the family who founded it - you'll see when you go there.

You could combine a museum visit with a stroll through the Park Monceau, which is quite nearby.

Here in Seattle we have the large downtown Seattle Art Museum, and its smaller sibling, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, located in Volunteer Park, just east of downtown (in the Capital Hill neighborhood.) The Asian Art museum is located in the original art museum building, a lovely Art Deco structure that was extensively renovated (but not ruined) when the downtown museum opened. One ticket gets you into both facilities.

Another museum in Seattle that falls into the small but interesting category is the Burke Museum, located on the University of Washington campus. It's the place to go if you are interested in NW native culture - the collection is fascinating. Parking is iffy on the UW campus, but you can easily reach the Burke by bus.

Julie in Seattle