museology

[myoo-zee-ol-uh-jee]

noun

the systematic study of the organization, management, and function of a museum.

Nearby words

  1. musd,
  2. muse,
  3. museful,
  4. musefully,
  5. museological,
  6. muses,
  7. musette,
  8. musette bag,
  9. museum,
  10. museum beetle

Origin of museology

First recorded in 1880–85; muse(um) + -o- + -logy

Related formsmu·se·o·log·i·cal [myoo-zee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmyu zi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemu·se·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for museology

museology

noun

the science of museum organization
Derived Formsmuseological, adjectivemuseologist, noun

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