Origin of museum
Examples from the Web for 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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question implicit in this effort, “If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?”
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 British Museum claims that “cultural diplomacy” can somehow discourage human rights violators.
The museum, as a public institution, must answer these questions.
This charter, which is in the Saxon language, is still preserved in the British Museum.Chelsea|George Bryan
There is a statue of her by the steps of the British Museum.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
Another snake, quite small, struck us as being something new; him we bottled in spirit and despatched to the British Museum.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
The portrait of Wellington in red chalk is in the British Museum.Modern Illustration|Joseph Pennell
A model of a house of this kind is also in the British Museum.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
British Dictionary definitions for museum
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.