Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

About “Joy of Museums”

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“Joy of Museums” = Virtual Tours

We explore and share insights into the world’s best Museums, Art Galleries, and Historical sites worldwide as Virtual Tours.

We deliver on our purpose and engage through various publishing platforms, including websites and social media.

The “Joy of Museums” or “JOM” publishing platforms explore and share insights on Art, Artifacts, and History via Virtual Tours.

There are over 60,000 museums and historic sites worldwide, and we aim to share the very best of these.

Currently, we cover nearly 500 Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites. We curate over 2,000 articles on Art, Artifacts, and Historic Sites, with additions every week, if not every day.

Interest in Museums, Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Art, Artists, Historical Artifacts, and discoveries reflects the economic, intellectual, and social health of a community and an individual.

JOM Foundation Pty Ltd is the owner of the various “Joy of Museums” publishing platforms.

Why “Joy of Museums”?

There are as many reasons to consider following our “Joy of Museums” publishing platforms. There are as many reasons as there are museums.

  1. Discover a new Story
    • Discover essential stories about life, death, and passion.
  2. Explore our History
    • Explore the evidence behind the momentous historical event.
  3. Discover Secrets
    • Discover the secrets behind the historical forces of change.
  4. Increase your Understanding
    • Reflect on significant historical milestones and how to interpret them.
  5. Discover a new Hero
    • Learn about the heroes in your culture.
  6. Get Creative
    • Diversity your viewpoint and gain a different interpretation.
  7. Get Inspired
    • Discover new ideas and improve your perspective.
  8. Take Time Out
    • Escape to a world-famous art gallery, museum, or historic site for self-reflection.
  9. Make new Friends
    • Become friends with a Museum, its Masterpieces, and its Historical Artifacts and meet people with similar interests.
  10. Easy to Access
    • You can read “Joy of Museums” anywhere, on most electronic devices, PC, Tablet. iPad or Smartphone.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to explore and share the very best of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites worldwide.

Your Support

Become a JOM Member and actively support our efforts to grow the contents and quality of “Joy of Museums.”

You will be supporting our efforts to make Museums, Art, and Historic Sites around the world more accessible.

Referencing and Citation Suggestions

Follow the citation guide for web pages with no author. For example:
“Ulysses and the Sirens” by John William Waterhouse.” Joy of Museums, Accessed 29 October 2020.
The link below is a guide to the citations using MLA (commonly used US humanities citation system), but there are also other options.

Recommendations, Feedback & Referrals – “Joy of Museums”

Tweeter – 90,000 + Followers

Tweeter Recommendations:

  • “Thank you for your beautiful Tweets.”
  • “I look forward to your tweets every morning.”
  • “Love this museum, thanks.”
  • Thanks, this is my favorite.”

@joyofmuseums on Twitter is listed on 655 Tweeter List

Facebook – nearly 3,000 Fans

  • “Thank you for bringing this art to my attention.”
  • “I must visit this museum. Thanks”

@joyofmuseums on Facebook is rated 5 out of 5 in Facebook Reviews

Website Referrals

Used in Google Classroom by Teachers & Students

“Joy of Museums” is referenced as a resource by several educational and Google Classroom websites.

University & Educational Resource

Multiple Universities, Colleges, and Highschools’ websites link to and reference “Joy of Museums.”

Web-Training Courses

Multiple web-training courses link to “Joy of Museums” for their online training. Search

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Flipboard flips new “Joy of Museums” articles – over 800 articles have been featured on Flipboard.

Wikimedia Commons

All our JOM photos have been donated to Wikimedia Commons, which link back to “Joy of Museums.”

National Geographic

National Geographic references “Joy of Museums” as a resource in their National Geographic stories.


Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, references “Joy of Museums.”

Multiple Blogs Recommendations

Multiple Blogs covering travel, history, art, etc. reference, recommend, and link back to “Joy of Museums.”


Reddit references “Joy of Museums.”


“Perfect for art newbies and aficionados alike, Joy of Museums have compiled some of the world’s most popular paintings, including Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’ along with background information on each one, for your enjoyment.”
– Jewish Care

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Quotes about Museums

Quotes about Museums express famous people’s truth based on their experience and feelings. Quotes about Museums are famous because most people can relate to them somehow and on some level.


“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”
– Renzo Piano


“The primary purpose of the Museum is to help people enjoy, understand, and use the visual arts of our time.”
– Alfred H. Barr, Jr.


“Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”
– Pablo Picasso


“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.”
– Audrey Hepburn


“The only way to understand painting is to go and look at it. And if out of a million visitors, there is even one to whom art means something, that is enough to justify museums.”
– Pierre-Auguste Renoir


“Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you…and the world should begin to change for you.”
– Jerry Saltz, Art Critic


“The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.”
– G. K. Chesterton


“If people don’t like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.”
– Mikhail Gorbachev


“Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration. Doubtless, it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel the action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my fingertips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.”
– Helen Keller (The first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.)


“An art book is a museum without walls.”
– Andre Malraux


“Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.”
– Hans Haacke


 “A country that has few museums is both materially poor and spiritually poor … Museums, like theatres and libraries, are a means to freedom.”
Wendy Beckett


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


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“Museums, like theatres and libraries, are a means to freedom.”
– Wendy Beckett


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