Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Looking at museum buildings themselves as works of art today:
Chandelier of the nineteenth century in the Museo di Capodimonte (Napoli)
Natural History Museum, London
The use of tripods is forbidden in this place. The photograph was taken with a photographic bean bag placed on railings, not on a tripod.
Military Museum Garden, Annandale, Shimla, India
photo by Rohit Chhiber
Skopje, Macedonia - Archeological Museum of Macedonia by night
Richelieu wing of the Louvre museum
Ósvör Maritime Museum, Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir, Iceland
The museum consists of a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area, a drying hut and a typical fishing boat of that time.
Staircase designed by Giuseppe Momo for the Vatican Museums, 1932
Museum and Institute of Military History, Vienna
Prince Philip Science Museum (on the right) and The Hemispheric (in the back), City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain
designed by Santiago Calatrava
photo by Diego Delso
One last quote:
The Arts Council of England, in a 1998 report on 11 countries, found that Germany spent $85 per capita on the arts. The United States spent a shocking $6.