Lisa and I love museums, repositories of really good stuff under one roof. Great museums stimulate your senses and curiosity about the place you are visiting and the world in general. Early museums began as the private collections of wealthy individuals, families or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. These were often displayed in so-called wonder rooms or cabinets of curiosities. Public access was often possible for the “respectable”, especially to private art collections, but at the whim of the owner and his staff. Today, public access is the norm, a truly wonderful expression of our modern age. Often, a little digging is required to really appreciate the exhibits, that is what these posts are meant to provide, context to enhance your viewing pleasure.