- a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed.
Origin of museum
Related Words for museumbuilding, foundation, salon, library, gallery, institution, hall, menagerie, repository, exhibition, treasury, depository, vault, storehouse
Examples from the Web for museum
Contemporary Examples of museum
Prado was the first name I recognized here since I used to live a few blocks from the Prado museum in Madrid when I was 20.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
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The question implicit in this effort, “If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?”The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
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Blues music is often treated like a museum piece, a relic from a bygone day, but this band will make you want to get up and dance.The Best Albums of 2014
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The British Museum claims that “cultural diplomacy” can somehow discourage human rights violators.
The museum, as a public institution, must answer these questions.
Historical Examples of museum
The British Museum, indeed, was another of Esmond's birthplaces.De Libris: Prose and Verse
You did not see, then, what Miss Delacour says of the lady who took her to that Museum?Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
And now it is in a museum in Paris, far from its old owner's home.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
You will find it in the Museum, "I hae been at Crookie-den," etc.The Letters of Robert Burns
There also was the museum or university, in which many learned men were at work.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- a place or building where objects of historical, artistic, or scientific interest are exhibited, preserved, or studied
Word Origin for museum
Word Origin and History for museum
1610s, "the university building in Alexandria," from Latin museum "library, study," from Greek mouseion "place of study, library or museum, school of art or poetry," originally "a seat or shrine of the Muses," from Mousa "Muse" (see muse (n.)). Earliest use in reference to English institutions was of libraries (e.g. the British Museum); sense of "building to display objects" first recorded 1680s.