Definitions for museum
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a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A repository of learned curiosities.
A museum ( mew-ZEE-əm; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is a building or institution that cares for and displays a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns, and rural areas. Museums have varying aims, ranging from the conservation and documentation of their collection, serving researchers and specialists, to catering to the general public. The goal of serving researchers is not only scientific, but intended to serve the general public. There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums, and children's museums. According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
A museum is a place or institution where artifacts, works of art, historical or scientific objects are collected, preserved, interpreted, and displayed for public education and enjoyment. These items may include everything from paintings to sculpture, fossils to war relics, textiles, photographs, and other significant items. Museums often host exhibits, educational programs, and special events related to their collections or related themes.
a repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art
Etymology: [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. , fr. a Muse.]
A museum is an institution that cares for 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 to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections for perusal, study, and exploration from any place with Internet. The city with the largest number of museums is Mexico City with over 128 museums. According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mū-zē′um, n. a collection of natural, scientific, or other curiosities, or of works of art.—ns. Museol′ogy, the science of arranging—Museog′raphy, of describing, museums. [L.,—Gr. mouseion; cf. Muse.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'museum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1490
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Rank popularity for the word 'museum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4120
Rank popularity for the word 'museum' in Nouns Frequency: #580
The numerical value of museum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of museum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
One of the things that’s so overlooked by many people is what’s in museum shops. Very often there is a really great product, and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. At some point you won’t be able to find it so easily anymore. That’s when it becomes valuable.
It is unseemly for the taxpayers who fund the museum to be forced to play a role in rehabilitating Cosby's image. the National Museum of African Art is aware of the recent revelations about Bill Cosby’s behavior. The museum in no way condones this behavior.
Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.
The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world and nothing demonstrates this more than the loan of a Parthenon sculpture to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary.
Ever since we created that little museum on our parents' ranch, it's always been our dream to have a museum here in Hill City (South Dakota), and finding Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex -- here's the anchor for the museum.
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- museuCatalan, Valencian
- músaem, iarsmalannIrish
- संग्रहालय, म्यूज़ियमHindi
- 美術館, 博物館Japanese
- мұражай, музейKazakh
- 박물관, 博物館Korean
- مووزهخانه, عهنتیکه خانهKurdish
- музей, мурасканаKyrgyz
- MuséeënLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຫໍພິພິດຕະພັນ, ພິພິດທະພັນLao
- tʼáadoo leʼé danílʼį́ bił hazʼą́Navajo, Navaho
- музейOssetian, Ossetic
- музей, музе́йRussian
- museaNorthern Sami
- mùzej, музејSerbo-Croatian
- කෞතුකාගාරයSinhala, Sinhalese
- музей, осорхонаTajik
- سنگرحالی, میوزیمUrdu
- viện bảo tàng, nhà bảo tàngVietnamese
- musoföp, musedVolapük
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