A museum is not only a place where you can look at art. It is also a unique environment where art can breathe and develop and where we can encounter it face to face. An interplay of many different specialists, aesthetic flair and organizational talent are necessary to make this possible. This charming book makes it child's play taking a look behind the scenes of how a museum operates. Informative and profusely illustrated with endearing pictures, it deals with all the different fields that have to work together in order to realize a successful exhibition. We follow the various creative steps involved in making a work of art a reality. We accompany the works on their journeys around the world and into the museum. And we learn about the genesis of an exhibition from the initial conception to the day-to-day operations for the public.