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Museum

Institution that holds artifacts and other items of scientific, artistic, cultural or historical importance

A museum ( mew-ZEE-əm; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns, and rural areas. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public. The goal of serving researchers is increasingly shifting to serving the general public.

There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums, and children's museums. The world's largest and visited museums include the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Museum of China in Beijing, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the British Museum and National Gallery in London, and the Vatican Museums in Vatican City. According to the International Council of Museums, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.

Museum Media

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Arrested Alfred Thompson, Mugshot photograph, England

Arrested Alfred Thompson, Mugshot photograph, England

Name: Alfred Thompson .Arrested for: Larceny.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on; 31st August 1902.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-5-Alfred Thompson..These images are a selection from an ... More

Bathing ...by Beechams

Bathing ...by Beechams

Dressed in the popular ''sailor suits'', the children in this photograph seem to be enjoying themselves in the waves. Behind them are the wheeled bathing huts, which judging by the large advertising boards tha... More

Ocean liners: John Currie - Mauretania

Ocean liners: John Currie - Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside... More

A woman wearing a headdress

A woman wearing a headdress

Format: Hand painted lantern slides...Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication...Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection..General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www... More

The wall of Tuan Cheng (Circular City) in Beihai Park

The wall of Tuan Cheng (Circular City) in Beihai Park

Format: Hand painted lantern slides...Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication...Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection..General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www... More

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_640

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_640

Tallberg Building on Aleksanterinkatu. / Tallbergin talo Alkesanterinkadulla..I.K. Inha.1908.Helsinki.Glass negative / lasinegatiivi.Accession Number / diaarinumero: d_2005_132_640.The Finnish Museum of Photogr... More

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_700

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_700

Vendors at Kolera-allas by Kauppatori market square. / Myyjiä Kolera-altaalla Kauppatorin rannassa..I.K. Inha.1908.Helsinki.Glass negative / lasinegatiivi.Accession Number / diaarinumero: d_2005_132_700.The Fin... More

Flowers where the freedomfighter, police officer Kaj Hedal was shot. Nytorv at Strøget (the pedestrian street) in Copenhagen. Photo: Jørgen Nielsen for Jay

Flowers where the freedomfighter, police officer Kaj Hedal was shot. N...

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Head from a Block Statue of Mentuhotep, lower part in the University of Tubingen museum
Reliquary
kyrka (stavkyrka) av trä

kyrka (stavkyrka) av trä

även märkt med 15844:65

beslag av järn

beslag av järn

Beslag antagligen till en trästock.

skulptur (putto) av trä

skulptur (putto) av trä

Skulptur troligen från predikstol.

kyrka (stavkyrka) av trä

kyrka (stavkyrka) av trä

sidoplanka till dörr

altaruppsats av furu, lövträ

altaruppsats av furu, lövträ

Ev utgör delarna rester av två olika ramverk.

kista av ek

kista av ek

Detta fid ska kopplas ihop m föreg

kärl (krus) av keramik

kärl (krus) av keramik

Sex svartgods och sex rödgods från minst två krus.