I thought you may find this piece on CBS's Sunday Morning program interesting.
It's about the opening of Winslow Homer's studio house in Prout's Neck, Maine USA (near Portland) to visitors. Homer, as you may know, is the quintessential American painter of land- and seascapes of the 19th century.
The studio space has been preserved pretty much as Homer left it upon his death in 1910. If I'm ever in Prout's Neck of the woods, it will be certainly on my must-see list.