Museum

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A museum (plural museums or, rarely, musea) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.wikipedia
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Collection (artwork)

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A museum (plural museums or, rarely, musea) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.
A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, where the contents may be more paper-based, replaceable and less exhibition oriented, or a private collection of art formed by an individual, family or institution that may grant no public access.

List of most visited museums

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For more figures, see List of most visited museums.
This article lists museums with more than two million annual visitors reported in the most recent surveys of museum attendance.

Church History Museum

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Some seek to reach a wide audience, such as a national or state museum, while some museums have specific audiences, like the LDS Church History Museum or local history organizations.
The Church History Museum is the premier museum operated by the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Hermitage Museum

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The specialised art museum is considered a fairly modern invention, the first being the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg which was established in 1764.
The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Natural History Museum, London

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Notable museums include the Natural History Museum in London, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Oxford, the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Musaeum

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It is originally from the Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseion), which denotes a place or temple dedicated to the Muses (the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts), and hence a building set apart for study and the arts, especially the Musaeum (institute) for philosophy and research at Alexandria by Ptolemy I Soter about 280 BC.
This original Musaeum was the source for the modern usage of the word museum.

National Museum of American History

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The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.

Display case

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Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary.
A display case may appear in an exhibition, museum, retail store, restaurant, or house.

Ennigaldi-Nanna's museum

One of the oldest museums known is Ennigaldi-Nanna's museum, built by Princess Ennigaldi at the end of the Neo-Babylonian Empire.
Ennigaldi-Nanna's museum is thought by some historians to be the first museum, although this is speculative.

Capitoline Museums

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The Capitoline Museums (Italian: Musei Capitolini) is a single museum containing a group of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy.

Cabinet of curiosities

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These were often displayed in so-called wonder rooms or cabinets of curiosities.
In addition to the most famous and best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

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The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, also called the Museo Reina Sofía, Queen Sofía Museum, El Reina Sofía, or simply El Reina) is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art.

Brukenthal National Museum

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The Brukenthal National Museum (Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal; Brukenthalmuseum) is a museum, erected in the late 18th century in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, housed in the palace of Samuel von Brukenthal — who was Habsburg governor of Transylvania and who established its first collections around 1790.

Charles Willson Peale

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He is best remembered for his portrait paintings of leading figures of the American Revolution, and for establishing one of the first museums in the United States.

Taipei

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The National Palace Museum is a vast art gallery and museum built around a permanent collection centered on ancient Chinese artifacts.

American Alliance of Museums

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The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), formerly the American Association of Museums, is a non-profit association that has brought museums together since founding in 1906, helping develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and advocating on issues of concern to the museum community.

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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The first building, which became known as the Old Ashmolean, is sometimes attributed to Sir Christopher Wren or Thomas Wood.
The museum was built in 1683, and it is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California.

Curator

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Traditionally, a curator or keeper of a cultural heritage institution (e.g., gallery, museum, library, or archive) is a content specialist charged with an institution's collections and involved with the interpretation of heritage material.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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For example, the spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao was built in Bilbao, Spain in a move by the Basque regional government to revitalize the dilapidated old port area of that city.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.

Canadian Museum of Nature

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Notable museums include the Natural History Museum in London, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Oxford, the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Canadian Museum of Nature (Musée canadien de la nature), formerly called the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Musée national des sciences naturelles), is Canada's national natural history and natural sciences museum in Ottawa, Ontario.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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As a non-collecting museum, it strives to provide a forum for visual arts of the present and recent past and document new directions in art, while engaging the public and encouraging a greater understanding of contemporary art through education programs.

John Cotton Dana

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Intentional museum planning has its beginnings with the museum founder and librarian John Cotton Dana.
John Cotton Dana (born August 19, 1856 in Woodstock, Vermont – died July 21, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey) was an American library and museum director who sought to make these cultural institutions relevant to the daily lives of citizens.

Royal Armouries

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This makes it the first museum in Britain.