11/19/2013 09:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kitty Collectors and Cat Museums

If the Internet has served only one purpose in the world, it is most definitely to prove that people love cats. But well before we were sharing endless videos of our beloved mousers being grumpy, playing keyboard, or even hiding in boxes, feline fanatics the world over had already spread their love by establishing whole museums dedicated to house cats. Take a look at some of the world's foremost kitten collections and realize that your precious pet video is just a shadow of these museums' devotion:

Amsterdam's Kattenkabinet presents a regal vision of feline beauty.

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The Kuching Cat Museum in Malaysia has works both modern and ancient.

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The simply named Cat Museum of Lithuania brings a decidedly folky flair to its kitties.

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To further tickle your cat fancy check out some of the other animal-related places in the Atlas Obscura!