I've still been puzzling over exactly over a definition of a museum and am rather coming to the conclusion that so many museums try to be all things to all men (and women) that they forget one rather important thing - the objects.  However, I have to say that my visit the V&A reassured me that there are still places you can go where you can look at things. And again (however) I still don't that that great museum as an educational or an aesthetic environment. I don't want to use that word 'institution' because that's  a word with far too loaded a meaning.

On another note (literally) my arrangement of Grieg's Holberg Suite for flute choir is nearly finished and should be online soon.

 
 
It's about time I made another visit to a museum to look at some more things. I thought I might go to the V&A and have another  #mymuseumvisit. My research seems to be at a funny stage at the moment where I have all sorts of ideas partly thought out but still rather lacking an overall connection.
I've been thinking about an answer to the question 'What is a museum?'. The possibilities seem endless and the best answer I have at the moment, which I think I will definitely have to use in my writeup is:
A musuem is any institution which refers to itself as such.  
However, I'm still undecided about the inclusion of the word 'institution', which has far too many connotations and preconceptions.