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The Meaning of the Museum



• noun a building in which objects of interest or significance are stored and exhibited

Compact Oxford English Dictionary


Museums Association Definition

'Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for society.'

Adopted: 1998


Museums Association - old definition

'A museum is an institution which collects, documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit'


Museum Educational Strenghts



Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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