So, one of my favorite things to do as kid was go to museums.
Science, Art, History, anything, because it felt like such a more tangible way to learn about things the school did.
This animation reminded me of one of my favorite books as a kid;
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"
it's an odd one, and it features children running away to live in a museum.
It's set in a time before security cameras where common, and they just memorized the guards schedule, and scavenged change from the fountain.
It's certainly an odd, but still almost realistic story, and your animation reminded me of that, but also the odd sense of realizing one's own history, and the role you and your ancestors played in doing fairly odd and horrible things by current standards.
Your consistent use of a darker color pallet was impressive, especially with how you choose to highlight and transition from different kinds of art and history and science.
Also I feel you where able to match the context the lyrics quite nicely with a very abstract song.
Thank you for making this, and sharing it.