The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum


Musei Vaticani. Braccio Nuovo

“The Joy of Museums” is dedicated to what meaning can be found in museums and why time spent at a museum is an opportunity for education, entertainment and enlightenment.

A complete list of Masterpieces and Historical Objects covered by “Joy of Museums” can be found at Index of Masterpieces and Historical Objects.

This list will grow over time as more museums and featured masterpieces and historical objects are added. A complete list of Museums covered by “Joy of Museums” can be found at Museum Index.

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The content on this site will evolve into a book. Until then this is a project that indulges passions in art, beauty, history and philosophy all of which can be found in most world-class museums. The evolution of this site is a meditative practice in visual design, photography, storytelling and the “search for meaning”.

WARNING: This site will evolve over time. Some pages are in draft, requiring grammar or style corrections and are under review. This project involves writing, creating, designing and publishing in real time. Publishing to the world and seeking feedback as the site content grows with time. Expect to see more “Masterpiece” entries added to each museum and expect the number of “Museums” featured to grow. Contributions and feedback are welcome

I have enjoyed visiting many of these museums. This website is dedicated to sharing the joy in some of my favourite museums. Join in the “search for meaning.”


“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”  Vincent van Gogh


Photo Credit: By Jesús Moreno (Oliver-Bonjoch) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons