museum

Definitions

  • Diorite Statue of Khephren, GÎzeu Museum
    Diorite Statue of Khephren, GÎzeu Museum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n museum a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
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Additional illustrations & photos:

One of the Wooden Panels Of Hosi, in The GÎzeh Museum One of the Wooden Panels Of Hosi, in The GÎzeh Museum
the Sheikh-el Beled in The Gizeh Museum the Sheikh-el Beled in The Gizeh Museum
242b THE SITTING SCRIBE IN THE GÎZEH MUSEUM 242b THE SITTING SCRIBE IN THE GÎZEH MUSEUM
One of the Tanis Sphinxes in The GÎzeh Museum One of the Tanis Sphinxes in The GÎzeh Museum
Statue of HarsÛf in the Vienna Museum Statue of HarsÛf in the Vienna Museum
In the British Museum: NORTH WEST EDIFICE NIMROUD In the British Museum: NORTH WEST EDIFICE NIMROUD
SPANISH PROCESSIONAL CROSS. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM SPANISH PROCESSIONAL CROSS. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM
SPANISH CHALICE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM SPANISH CHALICE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries
    • n Museum A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri
    • n museum A building or part of a building appropriated as a repository of things that have an immediate relation to literature, art, or science; especially and usually, a collection of objects in natural history, or of antiquities or curiosities. Among the leading museums may be mentioned —in Italy, the Vatican (developed largely from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries) and the Capitoline at Rome, the Uffizi and Pitti Palace at Florence, the great Museo Nazionale at Naples, and the Brera at Milan; in France, the Louvre (perhaps the most important in the world, opened 1793), the Luxembourg (devoted to recent art), the Trocadéro, and the Hôtel de Cluny at Paris; in Germany, the Zwinger (founded in the eighteenth century) at Dresden, the museums of Berlin, and the Glyptothek and Pinakothek at Munich; in Great Britain, the Ashmolean at Oxford (opened 1683) and the British Museum (the largest in the country, founded 1753) and the South Kensington Museum (illustrative of the industrial arts) at London. There are very notable museums at St. Petersburg, at Madrid, and at Athens; and the museum at Ghizeh (formerly Boulak), near Cairo, has a world-wide reputation. In the United States the chief museums are the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, the Metropolitan Museum at New York, and the National Museum at Washington. The meaning to the term museum is sometimes extended, especially on the continent of Europe, to include galleries of pictures and sculpture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA
    • n Museum mū-zē′um a collection of natural, scientific, or other curiosities, or of works of art
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Quotations

  • George Santayana
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    “It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.”
  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.”
  • L. L. Nash
    L. L. Nash
    “A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”
  • Carl Jung
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    “The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.”
  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum.”
  • Henry James
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    “In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. , fr. a Muse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. mouseion; cf. Muse.

Usage

In literature:

Drawings by him are in both the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
I didn't know there were any outside the museums.
"Homo Inferior" by Mari Wolf
His proceedings were frequently criticized, but the museum owes much to his energy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
It was on one of these wet Fridays that Miss Chatham suggested taking the Sixth Form to see the City Museum.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
At the age of twenty he went to London, drew for a while in the British Museum, and was admitted as a student of the Royal Academy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
I went to pay a visit to a public museum this afternoon.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
The golden skull, if it is found, will remain right here, perhaps at the university's museum.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
In the Capitol Museum there is a seated figure of Agrippina.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Now, however, Miss Kingsley had set apart special premises for the museum.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
After he had visited the galleries and museums of Italy, he went to England.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
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In poetry:

All the museums are afraid of me,
Because each time I spend a whole day
In front of a painting
The next day they announce
The painting’s disappeared.
"Paintings" by Marin Sorescu
And strangers were as brothers to his clocks,
And with his spires he made a human sky;
Museums stored his learning like a box,
And paper watched his money like a spy.
"from In Time of War" by W H Auden
Now he confides to a stranger, "I was first scout,
And kept my glimmers peeled till after dark.
Our outfit had as its sign a bloody knout,
We met behind the museum in Central Park.
"Third Avenue In Sunlight" by Anthony Hecht
That which Grecian art created,
Let the Frank, with joy elated,
Bear to Seine's triumphant strand,
And in his museums glorious
Show the trophies all-victorious
To his wondering fatherland.
"The Antiques At Paris" by Friedrich von Schiller
You should see the new Westminster Boston has builded,--
Its mansions, its spires, its museums of arts,--
You should see the great dome we have gorgeously gilded,--
'T is the light of our eyes, 't is the joy of our hearts.
"In Response" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Empty, I echo to the least footfall,
Museum without statues, grand with pillars, porticoes, rotundas.
In my courtyard a fountain leaps and sinks back into itself,
Nun-hearted and blind to the world. Marble lilies
Exhale their pallor like scent.
"Barren Woman" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome LISA FISCHMAN, Director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and LISA BINDER , Associate Curator at the Museum For African Art in New York.
International Museum of Cultures to participate in Blue Star Museums.
The International Museum of Cultures announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the.
Centenary Celebration of Museum Leadership on Oct 13 at the Toledo Museum of Art.
'Night at the Museum' brings out Dallas' most powerful, chic socialites to usher in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum cabq.gov/museum.
The Figge Art Museum in Davenport , Iowa, is exhibiting 27 quilts from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City that include examples of a variety of styles from the 1800s and 1900s.
The appropriateness of building first an African-American museum, and now a Latino museum, on the National Mall has created some controversy.
A small crowd gathered around a life-sized, live-looking mountain lion in Maturango Museum's natural history exhibit as State Senator Jean Fuller awarded the museum a proclamation Friday night.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art: Phase I of the new Frank Gehry-designed museum is open.
Visitors to the Coutts Museum of Art will see a wide range of art styles and mediums in the current display of permanent pieces at the museum.
Close to 1,000 minerals, rocks and gems, most from the museum's collections, are displayed in the museum's newly expanded Vale Earth Gallery THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Museum of Nature-Martin Lipman.
Patricia Heaton, museum director/curator of the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum, will be featured on this week's Tyler Chamber Radio show.
Film Screenings @ the Museum Free with Membership or Museum Admission Films are held in the Museum's East Wing Theatre/Classroom Exit Through the Gift Shop October 13 + 14.
Patricia Heaton, museum director/curator of the 1859 Goodman -LeGrand House & Museum, will be featured on this week's Tyler Chamber Radio show.
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In science:

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
This section describes the features of many of the mechanical aspects of the IFS, all of which were built and tested at the American Museum of Natural History.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
Keywords: Museum shop, e-commerce, m-commerce, wireless Internet, WAP.
Selling Culture: Implementation of e-Commerce and WAP-based Prototypes
The museum e-hop is accessible at . Having loaded the first page of the application, the customer notices the functionality and services offered by the museum shop.
Selling Culture: Implementation of e-Commerce and WAP-based Prototypes
Screenshot from the museum shop’s e-commerce application: (a) list of products for the posters category; (b) detailed information about a product, (c) products’ search page; (d) delivery information for a specific order.
Selling Culture: Implementation of e-Commerce and WAP-based Prototypes
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