Wait. Museums Have Something To Do With Art?

“Museums, both private and public, exist in abundance in Asia. But, for the most part, the idea of what a museum is, what it is for – this is a recent construct… The allocation of government resources for building major cultural facilities represents a new trend where art museums are seen as a necessary status symbol of a truly ‘world class’ city.” Lost in the neverending quest for status may be the value of art itself.