museum definition

  • noun:
    • A building, place, or establishment specialized in the acquisition, preservation, research, exhibition, and educational explanation of objects having scientific, historic, or imaginative value.
    • A building or establishment specialized in the purchase, conservation, research, exhibition, and academic interpretation of items having medical, historical, social or artistic value.
    • A repository or an accumulation of all-natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of pieces of art.
    • A building or part of a building appropriated as a repository of things that have a sudden regards to literature, art, or science; specially and in most cases, an accumulation of objects in all-natural history, or of antiquities or curiosities.
    • a depository for collecting and showing items having systematic or historical or creative price

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