Museums and stories

My favorite museums seem to share a sense of community and connection. I find that often in the ways they tell their stories, ways that invite me to think, to reflect, to see things a little differently. Such as with this piece, which is in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. Sophie Cave is the artist.

kelvingrove art faces by Sophie Cave photo by Kerry Dexter

May is international museum month. It’s a fine time to pay your favorite museum a return visit, or explore a new one. Or both.

Here’s a roundup of some of our best stories about museums. These include a visit to an outdoor clown alley in Ukraine, a thought provoking US Civil Rights museum in Memphis, a museum in Toronto which traces social history through looking at shoes, a museum in Dublin which tells stories of prehistory through items made of gold, and more. There are links to stories with tips on how to visit a big museum, and how to plan your time when you have no time– and why you should visit anyway. Pop the word musuems in the search box to find stories not included in this roundup.

Photograph is by Kerry Dexter and was made with permission of Glasgow Museums. Thank you for respecting copyright.

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