What are the advantages and disadvantages of museums in Britain ?

A museum is a building or institution that houses and cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary(Alexander.E and Alexander .M, 2008). Museum is a place where people can learn about history and acquire technological knowledge and even know the culture of other countries. On the other hand, with the development of technology. Museums have to face some problems, such as the financial crisis, safe problem and even less room to put artifacts. In this essay, it will indicate these advantages and disadvantages of British museum, V&A museum and Natural History museum. And I will offer suggestion for the future so that museums can solve their problems.

First of all, museum helps people to know the history. Most museums, exhibit antiques from different countries. For example, in the cast court of Victoria and Albert museum. There is a huge column in the centre of room, which is a plaster of Trajan’s column. It is a remarkable artifact. However, even if it is a copy. after 2000 years visitors can know the story of Trajan, who was a Roman emperor. Due to there is   relief on the surface of column, we can learn about the details of Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

Secondly, museum is the best classroom to learn knowledge. As for students, it is hard to remember knowledge through reading book. Because the knowledge in the book has less relevance to their life. Museum, as a big classroom. Teachers can show paintings, textile, sculptures .etc and at the same time tell their students the relative history. For instance, if teachers and students, or parents and their children go to Natural History museum, they will see origin of the earth and the specimens of animals. It is difficult for adults to explain how the water, wind, hydrogen and helium to form...