The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History


The “Joy of Museums” explores the pleasures and understanding that can be found in all types of museums across the world.

This site is for people who are visiting museums across the world, in increasing numbers and who are often searching for beauty and meaning.

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 reflect and find understanding in the historical objects and the beautiful masterpieces that can be found in the world’s museums.

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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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