A museum is a place where time has become space.
– Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence
I think this quote really captures the museum experience.
Museums turn their subject matter into a physical experience – whether history, art, ethnography or science. While period houses are the most obvious culprits, all museums tell stories about different times and places by virtue of simply placing objects around a room.
So next time you go to a museum, think about the story the space around you is telling.