A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside.
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Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. The museum was founded during the First World War in 1917 and intended as a record of the war effort and sacrifice of Britain and her Empire. Today the museum gives its mission as "to enable people to have an informed understanding of modern war and its impact on individuals and society".
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as "The Guggenheim") is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R.
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National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet (14,970.9 m) of exhibition floor space. It was established in 1976. Located in Washington, D.C. , United States, it is a center for research into the history and science of aviation and spaceflight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
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Science Museum (London)
The Science Museum is one of the three major museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. The museum is a major London tourist attraction. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Science Museum does not levy an admission charge. Temporary exhibitions, however, do usually incur an admission fee.
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For ships that are not original see Ship replica. For preserved incomplete ships see Ships preserved in museums. A museum ship, or sometimes memorial ship, is a ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public, for educational or memorial purposes. Some are also used for training and recruitment purposes, a use found mostly with the small number of museum ships that are still operational, i.e. , capable of regular movement.
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Historic house museum
A historic house museum is a house that has been transformed into a museum. Historic furnishings may be displayed in a way that reflects their original placement and usage in a home. Historic house museums are held to a variety of standards, including those of the International Council of Museums.
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The Vatican Museums, in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City, are among the greatest museums in the world, since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries, including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century.
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An open-air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. The first open-air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Open-air museums are variously known as skansen, museums of buildings and folk museums. A more recent form is the Ecomuseum, which originated in France.
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Canadian Museums Association
The Canadian Museums Association is a national organization for the promotion of museums in Canada. The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museum sector, representing Canadian museum professionals both within Canada and internationally. The CMA aims to improve the recognition, growth, and stability of the sector. It was established by a small group of people in Quebec City in 1947.
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Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Derby Museum and Art Gallery was established in 1879, along with Derby Central Library, in a new building designed by Richard Knill Freeman and given to Derby by Michael Thomas Bass. The collection includes a whole gallery displaying the paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby; there is also a large display of Royal Crown Derby and other porcelain from Derby and the surrounding area. Further displays include archaeology, natural history, geology and military collections.
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A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, where the contents may be more paper-based, replaceable and less exhibition oriented. A museum normally has a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection.
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American Association of Museums
The American Association of Museums (AAM) is a non-profit association that has brought museums together since its founding in 1906, helping develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and advocating on issues of concern to the museum community. AAM is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.
American Association of MuseumsMuseum associations and consortiaOrganizations established in 1906Museums in the United StatesProfessional associations based in the United States
Lancashire County Council
Lancashire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire, England. It currently consists of 84 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, who won control of the council in the local council elections in June 2009, ending 28 years of Labour control. The Conservative Party has 51 councillors, versus 17 Labour councillors, 9 Liberal Democrats, three independents and two Green Party councillors.
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A virtual museum is a museum that exists only online. A virtual museum is also known as an online museum, electronic museum, hypermuseum, digital museum, cybermuseum or Web museum. The term used depends upon the backgrounds of the practitioners and researchers working in this field.
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Living history is an activity that incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time. Although it does not necessarily seek to reenact a specific event in history, living history is similar to, and sometimes incorporates, historical reenactment.
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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
This article is about an organization that operates museums. For the foundation which supports scientific research, refer to the Carnegie Institution for Science. For the center of higher learning which is now a part of Carnegie Mellon University, refer to Carnegie Institute of Technology. Carnegie Institute and Library U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S.
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A science museum or a science centre is a museum devoted primarily to science. Older science museums tended to concentrate on static displays of objects related to natural history, paleontology, geology, industry and industrial machinery, etc. Modern trends in museology have broadened the range of subject matter and introduced many interactive exhibits.
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The Ulster Museum, located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, has around 8,000 square metres of public display space, featuring material from the collections of fine art and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, and one of the components of National Museums Northern Ireland.
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List of national museums
A national museum is a museum maintained by a nation. The following is a list of national museums: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, is one of the most famous museums in Belgium.
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List of natural history museums
A museum of natural history is a museum with exhibits about natural history, including such topics as animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and climatology. Some museums feature natural-history collections in addition to other collections, such as ones related to history, art and science. Nature centers often include natural-history exhibits too. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
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Israel Antiquities Authority
The Israel Antiquities Authority is an independent Israeli governmental authority responsible for enforcing the 1978 Law of Antiquities. The IAA regulates excavation and conservation, and promotes research. The director-general is Shuka Dorfmann and its offices are housed in the Rockefeller Museum. The Israel Antiquities Authority plans to move into a new building to The National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel in Jerusalem, beside the Israel Museum.
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The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. The museums are contained in three palazzi surrounding a central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years.
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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in the city of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in California.
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A maritime museum (sometimes nautical museum) is a museum specializing in the display of objects relating to ships and travel on large bodies of water. A subcategory of maritime museums are naval museums, which focus on navies and the military use of the sea.
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A wax museum or waxworks consists of a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses. Wax museums often have a special section dubbed the chamber of horrors in which the more grisly exhibits are displayed. Wax museums can be credited to Marie Tussaud, who traveled Europe with wax sculptures in the late 18th century.
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Museum Ludwig, located in Cologne, Germany, houses a collection of modern art. It includes works from PopArt, Abstract and Surrealism, and has one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. It also features many works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Kasper König is current director of the museum.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and his long-time art advisor, artist Hilla von Rebay. The foundation is a leading institution for the collection, preservation, and research of modern and contemporary art and operates several museums around the world. The first museum established by the foundation was The Museum of Non-Objective Painting, in New York City. This became The Solomon R.
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An aviation museum, air museum or aerospace museum is a museum exhibiting the history and artifacts of aviation. In addition to actual or replica aircraft, exhibits can include photographs, maps, models, dioramas, clothing and equipment used by aviators. Aviation museums vary in size from housing just one or two aircraft to hundreds. They may be owned by national, regional or local governments or be privately owned.
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Istanbul Archaeology Museums
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums (Turkish: İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri) is a group of three archeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkapı Palace. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums. Archaeological Museum (in the main building) Museum of the Ancient Orient Museum of Islamic Art. It houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history.
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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BM&AG) is a museum and art gallery in Birmingham, England. Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, but some major exhibitions in the Gas Hall incur an entrance fee. It has a collection of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history.
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Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts a small but excellent art collection as well as traveling art exhibitions, educational programs and an extensive research library. Its initial artwork came from the private collection of Kay and Velma Kimbell, who also provided funds for a new building to house it. The building was designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn and is widely recognized as one of the most significant works of architecture of recent times.
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Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is (until May 2012) a non-departmental public body in England and a registered charity with a remit to promote improvement and innovation in the area of museums, libraries and archives. It has functions that span the UK and it advises the UK government on policy and priorities for these areas in England, and receives funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
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Five Colleges (Massachusetts)
The Five Colleges comprises four liberal arts colleges and one university in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, totaling approximately 28,000 students. The schools belong to a consortium called Five Colleges, Incorporated, established in 1965. They are geographically close to one another and are linked by buses which run among the campuses.
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A living museum is a type of museum, in which historical events showing the life in ancient times are performed, especially in ethnographic or historical views, or processes for producing a commercial product in terms of technical and technological developments are shown, especially the craft. It is a type of museum that recreates to the fullest extent conditions of a culture, natural environment or historical period.
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"World Museum Liverpool" and "Liverpool Museum" redirect here. For the similarly named museum, see Museum of Liverpool. Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 2°58′53″W / 53.409992°N 2.981323°W / 53.409992; -2.981323World Museum 290pxEstablished 1851 (as Derby Museum)Location William Brown Street, Liverpool, England, United KingdomVisitor figures 605,601 (2009) Ranked 21st nationallyDirector David Fleming OBEWebsite http://www. liverpoolmuseums. org.
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Monmouthshire County Council
Monmouthshire County Council (or Monmouthshire Council) (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Fynwy) is the governing body for the Monmouthshire principal area — one of the unitary authorities of Wales. The current unitary authority was created in 1996 and covers the eastern half of the historic county. As of May 2012, the council is led by Peter Fox, with Robert Greenland and Phylip Hobson as Deputy Leaders. The Chief Executive is Paul Matthews.
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Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums, part of Harvard University, comprise three museums and four research centers (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis). The Harvard Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their exhibitions, and the original research of their staff.
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National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff (Welsh: Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd) is a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (formerly the National Museums and Galleries of Wales). Entry is kept free by a grant from the Welsh Assembly Government. The National Museum of Wales was founded in 1907, when it inherited the collection of the Cardiff Museum, which shared the building of Cardiff Central Library.
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Museum of Somerset
The Museum of Somerset is located in the 12th century great hall of Taunton Castle, in Taunton in the county of Somerset, England. The museum is run by Somerset County Council and includes objects initially collected by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society who own the castle. Until 2008 the museum was known as the Somerset County Museum. Heritage Lottery Fund support was obtained to improve the museum, and the new museum reopened at the end of September 2011.
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A local museum is a museum that covers local history. Its collection normally includes objects with a local connection of some sort. Such museums are often small in nature and have a low budget for their running costs. Entry costs are normally low as well. A local museum covering a city is sometimes called a city museum and a local museum covering a town is sometimes called a town museum.
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Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is an industrial heritage organisation which runs ten museums and manages 35 historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, widely considered as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Located at Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and Broseley on the River Severn, the area is a World Heritage Site and an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).
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National Museums of Kenya
The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a State Corporation that manages Museums, Sites and Monuments in Kenya. It also practices scientific research. Its headquarters and the National Museum (Nairobi National Museum) are located on Museum Hill, near Uhuru Highway between Central Business District and Westlands in Nairobi. The NMK was founded by the East Africa Natural History Society (E.A.N.H.
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List of railway museums
A railway museum is a museum that explores the history of all aspects of rail related transportation, including: locomotives, railway cars, trams, and railway signalling equipment.
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Organization of Military Museums of Canada
The Organization of Military Museums of Canada is a national organization for the promotion of military museums in Canada. The OMMC was established in 1967 by a group of military museums, historians, and military history enthusiasts. It has over 40 individual and 60 institutional members including Canadian Forces museums, Parks Canada sites federal, provincial and municipal museums.
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Art Fund Prize
The Art Fund Prize, formerly known as the Gulbenkian Prize, is an annual prize awarded to a museum or gallery in the United Kingdom for a "track record of imagination, innovation and excellence".
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Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens,organized as Old Salem Inc. ) that interprets the restored Moravian community. The non-profit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1966.
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The Museums Association (MA) is a professional organisation based in London for museum professionals and museums in the United Kingdom. The association is the oldest museum association in the world and was started in 1889 by a small group of museums to protect the interests of museums and galleries. The inaugural meeting was held at the invitation of the Council of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in York on 20 June 1889.
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National museums of Canada
National museums of Canada (NMC) is the corporation name of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature and the National Museum of Science and Technology. Also within the corporation umbrella are the Canadian Conservation Institute, the Museum Assistance Program, The National Museum Library, and other miscellaneous museum and administrative offices.
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List of Holocaust memorials and museums
A number of organizations, museums and monuments are intended to serve as memorials to the Holocaust and its millions of victims. They include:
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List of destroyed libraries
Libraries have been deliberately or accidentally destroyed or badly damaged. Sometimes a library is purposely destroyed as a form of cultural cleansing. There are examples of accidentally destroyed libraries by human actions. Other times they are damaged by natural disasters like earthquakes, floods or accidental fires.
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Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum is an institution which forms a part of the three museums of the National Museum of Singapore. It is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry.
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United States Marine Corps History Division
The United States Marine Corps History Division is a branch of Headquarters Marine Corps tasked with researching, writing, and maintaining the History of the United States Marine Corps. It also provides reference and research assistance; preserves personal experiences and observations through oral history interviews; and deploys field historians to record history in the making. It is headquardered at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
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Ipswich Museum is a registered museum of culture, history and natural heritage located on High Street (off Crown Street) in Ipswich, the County Town of the English county of Suffolk. It was historically the leading regional museum in Suffolk, housing collections drawn from both the former counties of East Suffolk and West Suffolk, which were amalgamated in 1974. The original foundation of 1846, devoted primarily to Natural History, was moved to new premises in High Street in 1881.
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North American Reciprocal Museums
The North American Reciprocal Museums program is a consortium of museums in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, El Salvador and Mexico which offers benefits to museum membership holders in more than 530 institutions. For those museum patrons who obtain membership in their home institution at an annual membership level of US$100 or more, free admission, museum shop discounts, or both are available at subscribing institutions. For example, in Florida alone, 47 museums are part of the consortium.
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A transport museum is a museum that holds collections of transport items, which are often limited to land transport (road and rail)—including old cars, trains, trams/streetcars, buses, trolleybuses and coaches—but can also include air transport or waterborne transport items, along with educational displays and other old transport objects.
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Long Night of Museums
The Long Night of Museums (or the Night of Museums) is a cultural event where a group of museums and cultural institutions in an area cooperate to remain open late into the night to introduce themselves to new potential patrons. Visitors are given a common entrance pass which grants them access to all exhibits as well as complimentary public transportation within the area. The first Long Night of Museums (German: Lange Nacht der Museen) took place in Berlin in 1997.
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Saskatchewan Western Development Museum
The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum is a network of four museums in Saskatchewan, Canada preserving and recording the social and economic development of the province. The museum has branches in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton. Respectively, each branch focuses on a different theme: transportation, agriculture, economy, and people. The Museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and Virtual Museum of Canada.
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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is the main museum in the Northern Territory. The museum is located in the inner Darwin suburb of Fannie Bay. The museum falls under the responsibility of the Northern Territory Government department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport.
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List of buildings and structures in Metro Moncton
This is a list of buildings in Metro Moncton.
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Alexander Graham Bell honors and tributes
Alexander Graham Bell honours and tributes include honours bestowed upon him and awards named for him. “ They tell us our honouring a man is merely reputing him useful to us either explicitly, and thus we honour the generous and beneficent.... and thus we honour heroes who lived in prior ages, or remote nations, imagining they are our contemporaries or countrymen...
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The Military Museums
The Military Museums is a reorganization of the former Museum of the Regiments in Calgary, Alberta, announced by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on June 3, 2006. The new museum comprises the former Museum of the Regiments as well as the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and an Air Force Wing consisting of artifacts currently being acquired. The Museum of the Regiments was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990, on what was then CFB Calgary.
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List of most visited art museums in the world
This article lists the most visited art museums in the world (i.e. all museums with any form of art on display, some museums such as the Natural History Museum are excluded). This list of 100 is based on "2011 worldwide museum attendance numbers" compiled by The Art Newspaper published in April 2012. The country with the highest number of visitors in the top 100 is the United Kingdom. The country with the most museums appearing in the top 100 is the United States.
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The Mint Museum is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina that comprises the Mint Museum RANDOLPH and the Mint Museum UPTOWN. Together these two locations have hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe. Kathleen V. Jameson, former assistant director of programming for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, assumed the position of Executive Director of both museum locations as of July 1, 2010, succeeding Phil Kline upon his retirement.
Mint MuseumMuseums in Charlotte, North CarolinaDecorative arts museums in the United StatesArt museums in North CarolinaContemporary crafts museums in the United StatesArt museums established in 19361936 establishments in the United States
Royal Museums of Art and History
The Royal Museums of Art and History is a group of museums in Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Belgian federal institute of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO). The group comprises: The Cinquantenaire Museum The Hal Gate The Musical Instrument Museum The Museum of the Far East The Horta-Lambeaux Pavilion
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A sex museum is a museum that displays erotic art, historical sexual aids, and documents on the history of erotica. They were popular in Europe at the end of the 1960s and during the 1970s, the era of the sexual revolution. Since the 1990s, these museums are often called erotic museums or erotic art museums instead of sex museums.
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Pinacoteca Civica di Forlì
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Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France
The Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMFCentre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France) is the national research centre in France responsible for the documentation, conservation and restoration of the items held in the collections of more than 1,200 museums across France.
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National Museum (Thailand)
The National Museum in Thailand is the main museum on the history of the Thai culture. The main museum is located in Bangkok on Na Phrathat Road next to the Sanam Luang, not far from Wat Phra Kaew. In 1926 King Prajadhipok created the Royal Institute of Art, Literature and Archaeology, which then opened the museum in Bangkok at the Wang Na palace. Today there are 38 branch museums spread all over the country.
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Museums and the Web
The annual Museums and the Web conference is the leading international conference in the field of museums and their websites. It has been organized by Archives & Museum Informatics each Spring in North America since 1997.
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Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was established in 1996, and is located in a renovated 3-storey Edwardian-style building, at 2 Caine Lane at the Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is also referred as Old Pathological Institute. The aim of museum is to promote the collection and preservation of materials of historical interest relating to the development of the medical industry in Hong Kong.
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Museums at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is home to a number of museums. The majority of them on Central Campus, which include the Exhibit Museum of Natural History (including the Museum of Paleontology, UMMP), Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). North Campus is home to the Warren Robbins Gallery and Slusser Gallery at the School of Art & Design and the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments at the School of Music.
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A ceramics museum is a museum wholly or largely devoted to ceramics, normally ceramic art, whose collections may include glass and enamel as well, but will usually concentrate on pottery, including porcelain. Most national collections are in a more general museum covering all the arts, or just the decorative arts, but there are a number of specialized ceramics museums, some concentrating on the production of just one country, region or manufacturer.
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National Council of Science Museums
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is an autonomous organization under Indian Ministry of Culture. It is the largest chain of science centers or museums under a single administrative umbrella in the world. There are 24 own science centers or museums and one R & D laboratory and Training centre of NCSM, located in different states in India.
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Antique Powerland is a collection of museums and a self-described heritage site for power equipment, such as farm machinery, trucks (lorries), trains, construction equipment, and the engines which power them. It is located in Brooks, Oregon, United States, and is operated by the non-profit Antique Powerland Museum Association.
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List of museums and galleries in Berlin
This is a list of notable museums and galleries in Berlin, Germany. Notability is established by either existence of a Wikipedia article or by citations.
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List of museums in the United States
A list of museums in the United States by state:
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Toy museums are museums for toys. They typically showcase toys from a particular culture or period. Some museums such as the American Museum of Natural History have toys on display in their permanent collection, but are not full-fledged toy museums and as such are not listed here. Also, organizations. such as The Doll and Toy "Museum" of New York City that hold toy collections but are not open for public viewing are not listed here.
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A peace museum is a museum that documents historical peace initiatives. Many peace museums also provide advocacy programs for nonviolent conflict resolution. This may include conflicts at the personal, regional or international level.
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List of museums in Connecticut
This list of museums in Connecticut contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Non-profit and university art galleries are also included. Museums that exist only in cyberspace are not included. Inclusion in this list is generally for institutions with the name "museum" in the title.
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Archaeological open air museum
An archaeological open-air museum is a non-profit permanent institution with outdoor true to scale architectural reconstructions primarily based on archaeological sources. It holds collections of intangible heritage resources and provides an interpretation of how people lived and acted in the past; this is accomplished according to sound scientific methods for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment of its visitors.
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List of California state symbols
This is a list of the officially designated symbols of the U.S. state of California. Most such designations are found in sections 420-429.8 of the California Government Code.
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List of contemporary art museums
Contemporary art museums around the world specialize in collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. The following is an alphabetical listing of major contemporary art museums, divided by country. A number of such museums are called the Museum of Contemporary Art. For smaller galleries, such as private and artist-run galleries, see International Contemporary Art Scenes.
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A design museum is a museum with a focus on product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. Many design museums were founded as museums for applied arts or decorative arts and started only in the late 20th century to collect design. The first museum of this kind was the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In Germany the first museum of decorative arts was the Deutsches-Gewerbe-Museum zu Berlin, founded in 1868 in Berlin. in 2010 opened the Design Museum Holon.
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List of museums in Hong Kong
The following is a list of museums in Hong Kong (* for government-run museums): (LCSD) indicates a museum managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (EPD) indicates a museum managed by the Environmental Protection Department
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Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
The Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT) is an independent charitable trust based in Sheffield, England, that runs the Sheffield City Council-owned Kelham Island, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, and Shepherd Wheel museums. The trust was created from a partnership between the City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire as Kelham Island Museum Ltd.
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The Oxfordshire Museum
The Oxfordshire Museum (also known as Oxfordshire County Museum) is in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, located opposite the Bear Hotel. It is a local museum covering the county of Oxfordshire. The museum features collections of local history, art, archaeology, the landscape and wildlife relating to the county of Oxfordshire, and to the town of Woodstock in particular.
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List of museums
This list of museums is defined for this context as institutions that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace are not included. For individual topics, see list of science museums, list of natural history museums, list of transport museums, and articles on art galleries, print rooms, national museums and art museums in general.
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A farm museum is a museum based on a historical farm and its buildings, presenting agricultural history. Often the farm is still a working farm, for demonstration and educational purposes. See List of open air and living history museums in the United States for a list of such farms in the U.S. , or Open air museum for farms in other countries.
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