Museums are dispensers of information. They provide knowledge in a number of different ways on multiple subjects. Despite the inherent differences in the nature of the information, these places overlap in one regard; people visit museums in the hopes of attaining knowledge and insight on a range of subjects. This fact is the basis of many of the problems faced by museums worldwide due to the varied expecations of the clientele. Resolving this dichotomous relationship- the museum as cultural/religious institution vs. the museum as artistic epicenter of a community is the task set forward in this thesis.