Confession: I used to hate museums. How was that possibly possible? I suppose because my mother was in love with them and my elementary and middle school self had had altogether too much.
Museum. Say that word a few times. Isn't it a most beautifully crafted word?
It calls to mind botanical conservatories and atlases, the ancient greeks and modern art.
Built on the word "muse" at least in sound, it invites musing and amusing. Picnics on the lawn out front, sunday afternoons. Combing through vast pages plastered in the halls and on the walls like some great story book. It's the art of museums.
Here are a few famous ones in Europe.