The most unique finds from the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art to the British Museum.
Museums have always been bastions of culture — institutions where ancient and modern artifacts are displayed for our pleasure and education.
If you are anything like me, any trip to a new city will include a day spent roaming around the hallways of its most notable museums. Though, I’ve noticed that after each trip, a large portion of my souvenir haul comes from museum gift shops. And I don’t just mean a fancy keychain or a framed Mona Lisa print.
With museum visitor numbers surging across the globe, cultural institutions have seen an opportunity to offer visitors a more creative array of products that, very often, includes the original work of local artists.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, for example, has two separate stores where people can find design objects approved by MoMA’s curators that were made by designers around the world. And, no, that’s not just an American thing. We dare you to visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam without going on a shopping spree at its gift shop.
And because the internet and international shipping are two wonderful things modern civilization has gifted us with, all of these covetable items are now available online.
Prepare your home for a mini makeover, and keep scrolling for 20 super-cool objects we found in the online stores of some of the world’s most popular museums.