The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum


The “Joy of Museums” is focused on the Enlightenment that can be found in all types of museums across the world and in our local city and community.

People across the world are visiting museums in increasing numbers and more often than not, we are searching for meaning. This site is dedicated to what meaning can be found in museums.

Unfortunately, most of us rush through a museum, as we rush through life without appreciating the full significance of what we are experiencing.

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.” A.H.

“Joy of Museums” aims to help us reflect, appreciate and seek meaning.

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“The modern world thinks of art as very important: something close to the meaning of life.” Alain de Botton



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