If anyone in any western part of  the world wants to look at historical works of art of universal truth, visits a museum. Museums collect and care for scientific, artistic, historical objects of importance and display them for public viewing through exhibitions that are either permanent or temporary. Unlike art galleries, museums are usually not run for the purpose of making a profit but to provide historical education to the public. No other place has the wealth and the importance of a museum and its arts that can draw the attention of millions of visitors every year.
The national museums for instance are design to remind temples with its monumental distinction. The stairs are elevated from the ground to give rise to the culture and the high ceilings and columns resemble an Ancient mythological sanctuary. This architecture is designed and studied to make an impact in our perception and change our behaviour as just in temples, churches, palaces and places of worship.
Museums exemplify the idea of state by following the roman architectural style to symbolize authority. The contents are not displayed randomly, the structure of how things are organized, layout of the rooms and works related to each region are super imposed, making the viewer independently of age, education or class to walk as if in a ritual. The works of art stand as adorned pieces just like in sacred ceremonial monuments, and are displayed chronological as teaching the evolution of its history. Art is displayed as a progress that comes from a gradual change; next evolution refines what previous generation has done. An individual piece of art in a museum for instance becomes an important piece in its historical relationship labelled by name and date. The different types of museums hold a vast collection of important selected objects of each field and have their different iconographic programme but the universal survey museums are the ones who present a wider variety of art history. These museums different from other kinds of institutions, are of peak importance and are meant to impress visitors and royalties that come from anywhere else in the world.
The royal art gallery and the public art gallery for instance were very different politically. The royal art gallery stand for the king’s possession while the public art gallery belonged to the citizens. 
The first public museum was the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1793 during the French Revolution allowing access to the royal collections for people of any status. The Louvre museum is one of the most important in the world and holds the most prestigious works of art.
This has revolutionized the experience of viewing art in museums through history by its open doors to the public. Anybody from any class or background can visit a museum and take as much from its intellectual wealth. Museums became as sites for educating the masses in taste and refinement until our days. Today, museums are as the most important places for educating children and adults, after schools and libraries, and one of the most reliable sources of information, more valued than books, radio, newspapers and the Internet.