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    • Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz

    • The Archaeological Museum of Puerto de la Cruz (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico del Puerto de la Cruz) is a small archaeological museum, located in the town of Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). One of the most important local museums, it offers an archival collection comprising more than 2,600 specime ... Read »


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    • British Museum

    • British Museum

      6,820,686 (2015) The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the st ... Read »


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    • British Museum Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan

    • The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is a department forming an historic part of the British Museum, housing the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Egyptian antiquities (with over 100,000 pieces) outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Egyptian antiquities have formed part of the British Muse ... Read »


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    • British Museum Department of Coins and Medals

    • The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals is a department of the British Museum involving the collection, research and exhibition of numismatics, and comprising the largest library of numismatic artefacts in the United Kingdom, including almost one million coins, medals, tokens and other related objects. The co ... Read »


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    • British Museum Department of the Middle East

    • The Department of the Middle East, numbering some 330,000 works, forms a significant part of the collections of the British Museum, and the world's largest collection of Mesopotamian antiquities outside Iraq. The collections represent the civilisations of the ancient Near East and its adjacent areas. These cover Mesop ... Read »


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    • Cabinet of curiosities

    • Cabinets of curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural hi ... Read »


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    • Effects of the Great Recession on museums

    • Art museums in the United States and the United Kingdom have been hit especially hard by the 2008–2012 global recession. Dwindling endowments from wealthy patrons forced some museums to make difficult and controversial decisions to deaccession artwork from their collections to gain funds, or in the case of the Ros ... Read »


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    • Elgin Marbles

    • Elgin Marbles

      The Elgin Marbles /ˈel gin/, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. In 180 ... Read »


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    • Gandhi Teerth

    • Gandhi Teerth - Gandhi Museum

      Gandhi Teerth (Gandhi Research Foundation) is a research institution and museum on Mahatma Gandhi, in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India. Its initiated and promoted by the Gandhi Foundation. This is located 60 km away from Ajanta caves. Gandhi Research Foundation (GRF), was inaugurated by President of India, Pratibha Pati ... Read »


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    • Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

    • Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft Glass Museum)

      Glasmuseet Ebeltoft is a museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark. It is dedicated to the exhibition and collection of contemporary glass art worldwide. Its mission is to educate a broad audience in the appreciation of glass as an art form. The museum was founded in 1985 by Danish glass artists Finn Lynggaard and Tchai Munch. ... Read »


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    • Glyptotheque

    • A glyptotheque is a collection of sculptures. It is part of the name of several museums and art galleries. The designation glyptotheque was coined by the librarian of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, derived from the ancient Greek verb glyptein, meaning "cut into stone." It was an allusion to the ancient Greek name of Pinaco ... Read »


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    • Library of Alexandria

    • Library of Alexandria

      The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of ... Read »


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    • Musaeum Tradescantianum

    • The Musaeum Tradescantianum was the first museum open to the public to be established in England. Located in Vauxhall in south London, it comprised a collection of curiosities assembled by John Tradescant the elder and his son in a building called The Ark, and a botanical collection in the grounds of the building. Turr ... Read »


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    • Museo Memoria de la Ciudad

    • The Museum of the Memory of the City (Museo Memoria de la Ciudad) is located in the Viola House (Casa Viola), one of the nine buildings that make up the architectonic complex Manzana de la Rivera, in front the Government house, in Asunción, capital of Paraguay. This Museum was an idea of the architect Carlos Colombi ... Read »


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    • Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

    • Museum of the History of Science

      The Museum of the History of Science in Broad Street, Oxford, England, holds a leading collection of scientific instruments from Middle Ages to the 19th century. The museum building is also known as the Old Ashmolean Building to distinguish it from the newer Ashmolean Museum building completed in 1894. The museum was b ... Read »


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    • Museums Act 1845

    • Museums Act 1845

      The Museums Act 1845 (8 & 9 Vict c. 43) was an act of the United Kingdom Parliament which gave the town councils of larger municipal boroughs the power to establish museums. In the 1830s, at the height of the Chartist movement, there was a general tendency towards reformism in the United Kingdom. This prompted much ne ... Read »


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    • Museums Association

    • The Museums Association (MA) is a professional membership organisation based in London for museum, gallery and heritage professionals, museums, galleries and heritage organisations, and companies that work in the museum, gallery and heritage sector of the United Kingdom. It also offers international membership. Th ... Read »


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    • Pinacotheca

    • A pinacotheca (Greek: πινακοθήκη and Latin: pinacothēca) was a picture gallery in either ancient Greece or ancient Rome. The name is specifically used for the building containing pictures which formed the left wing of the Propylaea on the Acropolis at Athens, Greece. The Pinacotheca was ... Read »


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    • Pinakes

    • The Pinakes (Ancient Greek: Πίνακες "tables", plural of ) was a bibliographic work composed by Callimachus (310/305–240 BCE) that is popularly considered to be the first library catalog; its contents were based upon the holdings of the Library of Alexandria during Callimachus' tenure there ... Read »


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    • Pitt Rivers Museum

    • Pitt Rivers Museum

      The Pitt Rivers Museum is a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The museum is located to the east of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and can only be accessed through that building. The museum was founded in 1884 by Lt-Gen ... Read »


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    • Smithsonian Institution

    • Smithsonian Institution

      The Smithsonian Institution (/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOE-nee-ən), established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name cease ... Read »


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    • Soviet sale of Hermitage paintings

    • The Soviet sale of Hermitage paintings in 1930 and 1931 resulted in the departure of some of the most valuable paintings from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad to Western museums. Several of the paintings had been in the Hermitage Collection since its creation by Empress Catherine the Great. Abo ... Read »


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    • Temple of the Muses

    • The Musaeum or Mouseion at Alexandria (Ancient Greek: Μουσεῖον τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας), which included the famous Library of Alexandria, was an institution founded by Ptolemy I Soter or, perhaps more likely, by his son Ptolemy II Philadelphus. This or ... Read »


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    • John Tradescant the elder

    • John Tradescant the elder (pronunciation: /trəˈdɛskənt/; c. 1570s – 15–16 April 1638), father of John Tradescant the younger, was an English naturalist, gardener, collector and traveller, probably born in Suffolk, England. He began his career as head gardener to Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury ... Read »


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    • John Tradescant the Younger

    • John Tradescant the Younger

      John Tradescant the Younger (pronunciation: /trəˈdɛskənt/; 4 August 1608 – 22 April 1662), son of John Tradescant the elder, was a botanist and gardener, born in Meopham, Kent and educated at The King's School, Canterbury. Unlike his father, who collected specimens that other people brought back for hi ... Read »


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