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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
museum
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a museum collection
▪ The specimens are now part of a fine museum collection in London.
an office/museum/hospital etc complex
▪ a 120-acre office complex near Las Vegas
museum piece
▪ Some of the weapons used by the rebels are museum pieces.
the hotel/hospital/museum etc entrance
▪ Our taxi pulled up outside the hotel entrance.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
great
▪ The profits helped pay for the great South Kensington museums.
▪ Pitt Rivers Museum One of the world's greatest ethnographic museums.
local
▪ Non-national collections, including hundreds of local authority museums and galleries, have still to begin work on their collections.
▪ Its linen and its china patterns are on display in the local museum.
▪ There are many clues hidden amongst the archives of the local library or museum.
▪ Abadi's goals as local museum director are scrawled on a piece of ragged pink paper: Add a few more mannequins.
▪ Museum loan services can also be useful, and visits to the local museums can be extremely valuable.
▪ Here there is a local history museum, Entlebucher Heimatmuseum, dealing with the valley; its opening hours are irregular.
▪ A visit to the site can include watching preservation work insitu. Local museum and visitor centre.
▪ One retired schoolteacher I know was working up to the age of 70 as a volunteer guide in a local museum.
major
▪ He curated his first Henry Moore show in 1951, and contributed major shows to museums and galleries in Britain and abroad.
▪ Floss your teeth in public: at the opera, in major metropolitan museums.
▪ It is Ryedale's major archaeological museum.
▪ A major museum was willing to do a great show.
national
▪ It's no accident that the stunning national museum in Wellington is known by the Maori name of Te Papa.
▪ The national museums were dark as well, and the National Mall was filled with cross-country skiers.
▪ With the Council's abolition in that year the Liverpool museums were given the statue of national museums and funded as such.
▪ It could be said that they have abandoned whole areas of their responsibility to the national museums.
▪ Of the 19 national museums that receive direct public grants, only eight demand a fee at the door.
▪ Specialist private dry cleaning of antique textiles: Bernard Dore works for the National Trust and national museums as well as dealers.
▪ It realises the tourists will return only if there is something left to see, not least in the national museum.
new
▪ The address of the new museum is Calle de la Coruna 18, Madrid.
▪ By the year 2000, a development partnership should be formed, rezoning accomplished and sites for new museums and memorials identified.
▪ Its very proximity however to these two prestigious institutions poses a problem of identity for the new museum.
▪ Her business has become so famous that she felt its success story merited a corner display in her new museum.
▪ That space will revert to galleries, as soon as central kitchens for a new museum restaurant are built elsewhere in the Met.
▪ Tourists will visit scores of new museums and monuments in neighborhoods now plagued by crime and decay.
▪ A new museum has been opened in Kassel bearing the name Museum für Sepulkralkultur.
▪ A much lighter topic is tackled at Paris' newest museum, the Musee de Arts Forains.
small
▪ His previous experience had been as assistant boss of one of the smaller London museums.
▪ It has an agreeable courtyard with an elegant staircase and houses a small museum dealing with the history of Funchal.
▪ It is the oldest place of worship in Madeira and has recently been converted into a small museum.
▪ A small museum and heritage centre would be maintained within the Abbey development.
▪ Proceeds from the auction will be used for restoration projects and the creation of small provincial museums.
▪ Other towns, like Nicu's fief, Sibiu, have similar though smaller museums.
▪ Junk shops and smaller museums became a more satisfactory hunting ground for her.
▪ Thus we hope to establish a small museum, ideas about which are mentioned elsewhere in this Journal.
■ NOUN
art
▪ It is the largest modern art museum in the world.
▪ When you want culture with a capital C, you go to an art museum.
▪ Major art museums may devote considerable resources to an individual artist's exhibition, on the same scale as a historical show.
▪ Also in Forest Park is the art museum designed by Cass Gilbert.
▪ A model for art museums is the catalogue of the National Gallery, London.
▪ Beginning last spring, art museums have been reeling from drastic cuts in government support.
▪ In an art museum works can be studied at leisure, and will receive attention from scholars and experts of many kinds.
▪ The covert activities of secret service and conspiracy theories entered the apparently benign. neutral world of the art museum.
collection
▪ Doubtless many more exist in museum collections.
▪ Despite the egress of isolated specimens, museum collections grow in proportion to the director's burden of deciding what to accept.
▪ The measures proposed would disrupt the entire state museum system, and would threaten museum collections.
▪ Unfortunately, it has not been possible to trace these sherds in the museum collection.
▪ Here, the value of well-documented museum collections or excavated finds can not be overstated.
▪ Long-standing museum collections are liable to find their status redefined as perspectives lengthen.
▪ A rather crudely drawn frontispiece depicts several scientific instruments and some objects from the society's museum collections.
▪ In other instances we read that museum collections were set on fire.
curator
▪ More in love with art than an artist himself, he later became a museum curator.
▪ The traveling exhibition was assembled by museum curator David Rubin several years ago while he was at the Cleveland Center.
▪ On one occasion there was a group of museum curators headed by the director of the Hermitage.
▪ I have had my difficulties, after all, with museum curators and eminent professors.
▪ Nordenfalk's book includes the scrupulous examination of visual evidence always welcome and often found in writing by a museum curator.
▪ Is it the responsibility of the archivist, librarian, or museum curator?
▪ But what are the responsibilities of a museum curator?
director
▪ Nuremberg's museum directors decide freely and independently on exhibitions and acquisitions.
▪ And he attacked the job performance and qualifications of museum director Steven Brezzo.
▪ The museum directors and critics did not name any abstract expressionist, let alone Pollock.
▪ Some park museum directors complain about the lack of priority given their marketing, maintenance and operational needs.
▪ Abadi's goals as local museum director are scrawled on a piece of ragged pink paper: Add a few more mannequins.
▪ The foundation merged with the new arts center when it opened in October 1994 and Shaw became museum director.
▪ Today's generation of museum directors here is probably not ready for such a move.
▪ Aimee was a gallery owner, Sommard a curator and museum director.
history
▪ If they were not, bird-watching and natural history museums would each go out of business.
▪ The present de Young, according to the mayor, could be a San Francisco history museum.
▪ Here there is a local history museum, Entlebucher Heimatmuseum, dealing with the valley; its opening hours are irregular.
▪ We walked toward the natural history museum.-What happened between you and Jessica, Brice? he asked.
▪ It has a ruined castle, an interesting local history museum, and its own school of painters.
▪ In side rooms Beuys adopts the conventions of the geological or natural history museum rather than the gallery.
piece
▪ We do not want fossilised museum pieces of countryside but communities with jobs and a living, dynamic and healthy social fabric.
▪ Gluck was armed with an incredibly heavy musket, a single-shot museum piece with an octagonal barrel and a smooth bore.
▪ Those that have are museum pieces.
▪ Now the 1986 tax-revision measure that shut down shelters and closed some loopholes might best be called a museum piece.
▪ But will I been seen as a museum piece by some?
▪ All the planes are museum pieces, normally kept in a museum.
▪ After all, these chairs were built to be used, not to be museum pieces.
▪ He acknowledges that liturgy is not a museum piece but needs to evolve as part of a living tradition.
■ VERB
build
▪ He built a private museum at Driffield to display his collection.
open
▪ A special exhibition will open at the museum Nov. 23 to display about 90 of the works.
▪ At the opening of the new museum in San Francisco last year rooms or bays were similarly devoted to Polke and Kiefer.
visit
▪ We recently visited the Bomber Command museum at Hendon in north London, which was interesting from a nostalgic point of view.
▪ Want to visit the museum without leaving your home or office?
▪ Glasgow is an excellent town for shopping, or perhaps you would care to visit the museums, including the Burrell Collection.
▪ Instead, I tried to visit as many other museums as I could in just a few hours.
▪ The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, is about 30 miles away and well worth visiting for its many museums and churches.
▪ Tourists will visit scores of new museums and monuments in neighborhoods now plagued by crime and decay.
▪ Study tours to the Holy Land, to learn Modern Hebrew or to visit museums and sites of interest, are encouraged.
▪ Rodes at the Grunwald Center recommends visiting museums with friends, so you can talk about the artwork.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Baldesaro is in New York preparing a showing at the Museum of Modern Art.
▪ The museum has a few of Van Gogh's early paintings.
▪ the Museum of Modern Art
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Does the private cultural foundation cover the running costs of the museum for the next ten years?
▪ Each would offer five exhibitions a year, which would then travel among the four museums.
▪ Fossils are more than just bones for dinosaur fans to look at in museums.
▪ He never fails to awe me with his ability to paint a word portrait worthy of a museum that charges admission.
▪ Oaxaca's philatelic museum, meanwhile, announced that it would issue a stamp bearing Morales' image and signature.
▪ The burglar as Renaissance man, Luther sketches Old Masters in museums.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Museum

Museum \Mu*se"um\, n. [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a Muse.] A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.

Museum beetle, Museum pest. (Zo["o]l.) See Anthrenus.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
museum

1610s, "the university building in Alexandria," from Latin museum "library, study," from Greek mouseion "place of study, library or museum, school of art or poetry," originally "a seat or shrine of the Muses," from Mousa "Muse" (see muse (n.)). Earliest use in reference to English institutions was of libraries (such as the British Museum); sense of "building to display objects" first recorded 1680s.

Wiktionary
museum

n. A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.

WordNet
museum

n. a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

Wikipedia
Museum

A museum (/mjuˈziːəm/; myoo-zee-um) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and some public museums make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. 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.

Some of the most attended museums include the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of China in Beijing, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the British Museum in London, the National Gallery in London, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums and children's museums.

As of the 2010s, the continuing acceleration in the digitization of information, combined with the increasing capacity of digital information storage, is causing the traditional model of museums (i.e. as static bricks-and-mortar "collections of collections" of three-dimensional specimens and artifacts) to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections that patrons can peruse, study, and explore from any place with Internet. The city with the largest number of museums is Mexico City with over 128 museums. According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.

Museum (TTC)

Museum is a subway station on the Yonge–University line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It opened in 1963 and is located under Queen's Park at Charles Street West, beside the Royal Ontario Museum after which it is named.

Museum (song)

Museum is a song by Donovan, that was covered by Herman's Hermits. Their version peaked at #39 in the US in September 1967 but failed to chart in the UK.

Donovan first recorded the song in May 1966, the released album version features Jimmy Page, Harold McNair, John Cameron, Danny Thompson, Spike Healey, Bobby Orr and Tony Carr.

Museum (disambiguation)

A museum is a building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.

Museum may also refer to:

  • Museum (periodical), an imprint of Tokyo National Museum
  • Museum (album), an album by Ball Park Music
  • "Museum" (song), 1967 song by Donovan, covered by Herman's Hermits
  • "MUSEUM", a song by Susumu Hirasawa on the 1991 album Detonator Orgun 1
  • The Society of Christian DoctrineMagister Utinam Sequater Evangelium Universus Mundus
Museum (periodical)

is an academic journal covering research on Oriental art, museology, and conservation science, with a particular focus on Japanese art. It is published bimonthly in Japanese by the Tokyo National Museum, with some summaries in English.

Museum (album)

Museum is the second studio album by Australian indie pop band Ball Park Music. Released in Australia and New Zealand on October 5, 2012 on Stop Start/ EMI, the album was recorded, produced and mixed by Matt Redlich at the studio Grandma's Place between January 2012 and August 2012. The album was preceded by first single "Surrender" released in August 2012.

Museum (film)

Museum is an upcoming Japanese thriller film directed by Keishi Ōtomo. It is based on the 2013 manga of same name by Ryosuke Tomoe.

Museum (Mike Tramp album)

Museum is the eighth solo album by former White Lion and Freak of Nature lead singer, Mike Tramp, released August 18, 2014 on Target Records.

The album picks up exactly where his last album, 2013's " Cobblestone Street" left off, following his new-found, back-to-the-roots direction. Tramp recorded the new acoustic folk style soft rock album at Medley Studio, Copenhagen-Denmark with his good friend engineer/Co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Soren Andersen. The album has charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 3. The first single "Trust in Yourself" features a music video directed by his son Dylan.

The song "Freedom" was released as the second single of the album.

As part of his release Tramp gave no less than four release concerts at the newly opened Zeppelin Bar, Café and Venue in Copenhagen. The four concerts took place the 14th - 17th of August, where the place was packed with devoted fans. All the concerts were completely sold out. Tramp delivered outstanding performances with special themes and different set lists every night to a dedicated crowd. Directly after the release Tramp commenced a European tour.

Usage examples of "museum".

One Archlute in South Kensington Museum has as many as 24, eleven of which are duplications.

Luke and I take our local bus, the 63, which runs down the boulevard Saint-Germain toward his school and the Seventh Arrondissement, back up toward the Jardin des Plantes and the Fifth, to visit the dinosaur museum.

From 1912 to 1914, Carlos Ameghino and his associates, working on behalf of the natural history museums of Buenos Aires and La Plata, discovered stone tools in the Pliocene Chapadmalalan formation at the base of a barranca, or cliff, extending along the seaside at Miramar.

She branched off at once, away from the Basset Hill museum and its potential director.

 We entered the museum on West Seventy-seventh Street, heading directly for the basement offices of the joint bestiary exhibition.

Museum Drive, looking up at the brilliantly lit facade of the New York Museum of Natural History.

It is the very way Professor Osborn and I built the colossal skeleton brontosaur that stands fifty-seven feet long and sixteen feet high in the Natural History Museum, the awe and admiration of all the world, the stateliest skeleton that exists on the planet.

Newberry, the botanist who had worked with Petrie at Hawara, introduced as a promising painter of Egyptian scenes, a square-jawed, clean-shaven American named Reisner, who was serving as a member of the International Catalogue Commission of the Cairo Museum, and a Herr Bursch, a former student of Ebers at Berlin.

Klages has collaborated with science columnist Pat Murphy and others on four books of hands-on science activities for the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco.

Pat has worked for years at the Exploratorium, a wonderful hands-on science museum in San Francisco.

Murphy and Paul Doherty work at the Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception.

So, after some days, when Magpie Maggie Hag had cut and sewn acrobat outfits for the three and they were decently covered, they were allowed out of the wagon to mingle with their new colleagues, and Quashee fed them when he fed Hannibal, and they returned to the museum only to sleep.

Lo Manto held the gun against his waist, took the shopping bag crammed with clothes and shoes, and walked toward the lit area of the museum.

The Museum of African-American Journalism in New Haven reported that they had had a full set on microfiche but it had disappeared.

She wished that Sahor had not gone to the Museum of False Memory to become its new curator while Minnum stayed on to explore Za Hara-at.