museums


museums
mu·se·um || mjuː'zɪəm n. place where objects of value or significance (historical, scientific, or artistic) are kept and displayed to the public

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • museums —    Museums play a very important role in the preservation of Spanish culture, both ancient and modern. They range from the largest art galleries to the smallest municipal and subject specific museums, and from institutions that are financed… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • Museums —    Museums began in Brussels in the late 18th century when art works from the collection of Charles of Lorraine formed the nucleus of the Musée d Art ancien. With the Musée d Art moderne it forms the Musées royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • Museums —    Museums devoted to Gypsy culture operate in Brno, Czech Republic; Pecs, Hungary; and Saintes Maries de la Mer, France, and there is the private Boswell Museum run by Gordon Boswell in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. Sections are devoted to… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • MUSEUMS — In her entry on museums for the 1948 Universal Jewish Encyclopedia the eminent historian of Jewish art Rachel Bernstein Wischnitzer (1885–1989), founding curator of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, cited the origin of collecting and exhibiting of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • museums — Many people have a hobby that involves collecting things, e.g. stamps, postcards or antiques. In the 18th and 19th centuries wealthy people travelled and collected plants, animal skins, historical objects and works of art. They kept their… …   Universalium

  • museums — As important cultural institutions, Chinese museums are managed by the State Bureau of Cultural Relics. Since the first museum appeared in China in 1868, there are currently more than 1,400 museums, most of which have been established since the… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Museums —    Perhaps the clearest testimony to Austria’s Habsburg past is the country’s museums. Their number alone is strikingly disproportionate to the size of the population. Even more noteworthy is the quality of their holdings, which bear the stamp of …   Historical dictionary of Austria

  • Muséums — Muséum Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Salle d exposition du Muséum Provincial (19 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Museums Australia — Type peak council; central profession body; incorporated association Tax ID No. ABN 83 048 139 955 Registration No. A02074 (Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (Australian Capital Territory)) Founded 6 June 1992 (1992 06 06) (incorporation) …   Wikipedia

  • Museums at Night (UK) — Museums at Night[1] is an annual weekend of late openings, sleepovers and special events taking place in museums, galleries, libraries, archive and heritage sites all over the UK. It is affiliated with the Nuit des Musées programme across… …   Wikipedia