The article is a trailer of bigger publication in the field of visual studies on museums of photography. The author analyzes the objectives and tasks of such institutions which include the problems of remembering different events (trends, etc) and attitudes toward the past, and their effort to categorize objects in museum collections. Also, he addresses the issues related to the organization and functioning of the museums, as well as exhibiting and storing their collections. The analysis also shows the scope of changes affecting the functioning of museums, which are forced to raise funds and find new groups of visitors. They have to consider new policies connected with essentially market-oriented ideas of “openness”.