The Museum

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The Museum

An institution- conserves collection of artifacts and objects, artistic, cultural, historical, scientific

Aims- serving researchers, specialists, and general public- goals shifting

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Purpose
-Collect interpret and display items, education of the public, purposes can depend on ones pov
-main role of the museum- storehouse of knowledge
-1829 estate of James Smithson- Smithsonian Institution- "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge"
-late 19th century- museums of natural history- consumption and order- all examples of each classification of a field of knowledge- the purpose, research and display- colleges develop their own natural history collection
-museum purposes can vary from institution to collect interpret and display protect and preserve artifacts
Most Visited Museums
History
-oldest museum in evidence c. 530 BC/BCE Ennigaldi-Naomi- devoted to Mesopotanian antiquities
-Museum at Alexandria- 3rd century bc/bce Ptolemy I Soter- college of scholars and a library- more of a resmblence to a university or graduate institute
-early museums- private collections of wealthy individuals, families, instituionsof art and rare natural objects and artifacts often displayed in wonder rooms or cabinets of curiositites- elite groups of individual became collectors of many different types of objects
-idea was to consume and collect as much knowledge as possible and thenput in displays



English museum from Latin originally from ancient Greek ‘mouseion\'
Place or temple dedicated to the muses or a place for study a library
Muses- nine goddesses who preside(

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