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What does a Museum Do?

   
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mind map of what is a museum

Function
Inform about the past
present and future
inform about a subject
display objects
entertain
Meeting place
Spark an interest
inspiration
Education
Preservation
objects
buildings
Archives/Libraries
Memories

Other media
film etc
books
storytelling
image
painting
web
reenactment
play
TV
Film
Video/DVD
Events
talks
Talks
Demonstrations
Hands on
visits
Walks

Definition
Old
Institution
public benefit
Collects
Documents
Associated information
preserves
Exhibits
Interprets
material evidence
public benefit
New
enable people
to explore
collections
inspiration
learning
enjoyment
institutions
collect
safeguard
make accessible
artefacts and specimens
hold in trust fo society

What a museum is
Preservation
Cataloguing
Education
Interpretation
Research
Presentation
Display

Similar Places
Religious Buildings
Churches
Mosques
Cathedrals
Temples
Historic Houses
Country Houses
Stately Homes
Barns
Famous People Lived Here
Museums
Museum
Gallery
Heritage
Heritage sites
Heritage Centres
Castles
Palaces
'Ruins'
World Heritage Sites
Attractions
Science Centres
Theme Parks
Zoos
Exhibitions
Trade Shows
Topics
No objects?
Commercial
Commercial Museums
Commercial Galleries
Antique Shops
Company collections

Archives&Libraries
Places of Learning
Private Collections
Stores

   
     
     
     
     
     

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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