These 8 countries are mad for museums

If you're in the mood for culture, then these places are for you.

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Visitors look at art pieces displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Visitors look at art pieces displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP/Getty Images)

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Houses of culture

What, exactly, constitutes a museum? It's hard to say (and many countries have trouble defining it, as you'll see) but what's certain is that some countries set themselves apart when it comes to the quality of these cultural institutions. The list that follows contains eight of the countries we deem to be among the best.

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