Typically, museums cannot display more than a small fraction of their holdings, but soon that’s going to change. The LA County Museum of Art has decided to take out hundreds, maybe thousands, of items and will simply show more pieces in less space. Some details may not be presented, but at least the materials will be visible. The Broad Museum is planning on building space for this type of area when it opens next year. This may satisfy the curiosity of people like myself, who occasionally wonder what’s not on display!
Not directly connected, but here’s a few books set in museums:
Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum; Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code; Linda Fairstein, The Bone Vault; Jane Langton, Dead as a Dodo; P.D. James,The Murder Room; Mary Kay Zuravleff, The Bowl is Already Broken; Iain Pears, Jonathan Argyll series. And for children: Blue Balliet, Chasing Vermeer; E.L. Konigsburg, The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Frankweiler; Marc Brown, Arthur Lost in the Museum. There are numerous others.