Museums

A building, part of a building, or other location where objects of cultural value are cared for, studied, and displayed for public benefit.

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Museum
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museum architecture
musea Dutch
museos Spanish
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Refers to buildings, groups of buildings, or spaces within buildings where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artifacts are housed and displayed for public benefit.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005768. The J. Paul Getty Trust.