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  • (noun): A depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value.

Museum

A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. The continuing acceleration in the digitization of information, combined with the increasing capacity of digital information storage, is causing the traditional model of museums (i.e. as static “collections of collections” of three-dimensional specimens and artifacts) to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections for perusal, study, and exploration from any place with Internet.

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Some articles on museum:

Stuttgart - Landmarks, Sights and Culture - Museums
... Stuttgart is home to five of the eleven state museums in Baden-Württemberg ... The Old Castle is also home to the State Museum of Württemberg which was founded in 1862 by William I of Württemberg ... The museum traces the rich history of Württemberg with many artefacts from the its dukes, counts and kings, as well as earlier remants dating back to the stone age ...
Waterford - Culture - Public Buildings
... Waterford Museum of Treasures, previously in the Granary on Merchant's Quay, is being split up to accommodate two new museums on the Mall area of the city ... The second museum will be located next to Bishop's Palace displaying the Medieval history of the city ... By 2012, the Mall will contain the two new museums, Reginald's Tower, The House of Waterford Crystal, Christchurch Cathedral, the Theatre Royal, Waterford amongst various other ...
Vickers Valiant - Survivors
... Vickers Valiant B1 XD818 - RAF Museum Cosford, on display with the other two V bombers, the Victor and Vulcan in the National Cold War Exhibition, this is the only fully intact ... sections surviving comprise XD816 at Brooklands Museum in Surrey and XD875 at the Highland Aviation Museum at Inverness Airport ... the flight deck of XD857 is displayed at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton, Suffolk ...
Zambaccian Museum
... The Zambaccian Museum in Bucharest, Romania is a museum in the former home of Krikor Zambaccian (1889 –1962), a businessman and art collector ... The museum was founded in 1947, closed by the Ceauşescu regime in 1977, and re-opened in 1992 ... It is now a branch of The National Museum of Art of Romania ...
Étaples - Places of Interest
... Rope Walk houses the tourist information office, the Museum of the Miniature (models etc.), the Maréis (all aspects of sea fishing) ... Étaples Museum of Seafaring mainly the history of étapleois fishing ... fr The Quentovic archaeological museum ...

Famous quotes containing the word museum:

    To look at and properly appreciate the British Museum is the work of a lifetime.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    A rat eats, then leaves its droppings.
    Hawaiian saying no. 85, ‘lelo No’Eau, collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii (1983)

    I have no connections here; only gusty collisions,
    rootless seedlings forced into bloom, that collapse.
    ...
    I am the Visiting Poet: a real unicorn,
    a wind-up plush dodo, a wax museum of the Movement.
    People want to push the buttons and see me glow.
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)