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Museum - Wikipedia


A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of ... The purpose of modern museums is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artist...

Public perceptions of – and attitudes to - the purposes of museums ...


to deal with these. • Public attitudes to the roles and purposes of museums were carefully ... This was by some distance the most important purpose of a museum.

What the public thinks | Museums Association


The research examines what people perceive as the main purposes of museums and their role in society. This will help us develop the Museums 2020 vision.

The Role of the Museum in Society


May 17, 1999 ... Museums, Peace, Democracy and Governance in the 21st Century – Post Conference Workshop. 1 ... purpose of education and enjoyment.

What's the most important function of museums? | koven j. smith dot ...


Jan 22, 2009 ... Instead, museums are working hard to define themselves, often, ... It feels less like a statement of purpose, and more like a fall-back position.

Why Museums Are Important | The Huffington Post


Dec 19, 2014 ... Joan Wages President & CEO, National Women's History Museum and a leading advocate for integrating women's history into American ...

The Importance of Museums | South West Museums & Libraries ...


Museums provide a unique interactive experience of getting up close to things we usually only see in books, newspapers or on the television. Seeing the Mona.

What are Museums for


Sep 19, 2004 ... Museums, in common with all other social institutions, serve many .... lost the purpose of collecting; it's ceased to become the main purpose.

Defining Modern Museums: A Blend of Seasoned and Fresh Ideas


Defining Modern Museums: A Blend of Seasoned and Fresh Ideas. The vision and purpose of museums in society have changed a great deal over the years.

Museum Purpose | Museum Matters


Sep 14, 2010 ... What should the purpose of a museum be? ... In his article about the transformation of American museums, Weil pinpoints two major currents for ...