Millions visit museums every year. Why do we do it? What do museums tell us about ourselves?
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The word “museum” comes from the nine Muses, the classical Greek goddesses of inspiration.
The Met Museum in New York is filled with masterpieces of human creativity, but is there a better way to organize what's inside?
How did cabinets of curiosities become temples to the Enlightenment? Explore the fascinating history of museums.
Art museums and politics have a long and complex relationship; nowhere is this more apparent than the Louvre.
From privately owned collections to blockbuster exhibitions for the public, museums continue to evolve.
Museums are more than collections that once belonged to the rich—they can help us understand our history.
The architecture of museums has long been used to shape national identity, and to frame collective memory.