The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums


“Joy of Museums” explores beauty & meaning in all types of Museums and Art Galleries across the globe.

In today’s world, most of us rush through a museum, as we rush through life, without appreciating the full significance of our experience. “Joy of Museums” helps us to reflect and to find understanding and meaning in the historical objects, museum exhibits and the beautiful masterpieces exhibited in the world’s great museums.

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“Joy of Museums” is dedicated to people visiting museums and who are searching for understanding and 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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