Museum restaurants

They are ‘tres chique’, over-stylish, over-designed, cosmopolitan and you can find the best ones in magazines like Vanity Fair and FRAME magazine; they generally serve good coffee, wonderful cakes and always sandwiches with mozzarella cheese; they are often considered relational art works, confirm the museum as a relational place and become cultural get-togethers for local cultural practitioners; they have dramatic views over the city, spectacular design and tend to have huge dimensions; they can be cosy and good places to read books; they are increasingly public and sometimes yield more visitors and income than the actual museum as such.
Museum restaurants:
(None of these photographs were taken by myself. I hope the photographers don’t mind since it’s not for commercial purposes.)


Van Abbe Museum / Eindhoven / The Netherlands

USS Midway Naval Museum/ San Diego / USA

Victoria & Albert Museum / London / UK

Tate Modern / London / UK

Smithsonians American Art Museum / Washington / USA

Science Museum / London / UK

Roppongi Art Center / Tokyo / Japan

Childrens’ Museum / Pittsburgh / USA

Palais de Tokyo / Paris / France

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art / Kansas / USA

Metropolitan Museum / New York / USA
Kiasma / Helsinki / Finland

Getty Museum / Los Angeles / USA

F15 / Moss / Norway

St Chaimbers Museum / Edinburgh / Scotland

Centre Pompidou / Paris / France

British Museum / London / UK

Auto Technique Museum / Sinsheim / Germany

None of these photographs were taken by myself. I hope the photographers don’t mind, it’s not for commercial purposes.


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