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 makes 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 increasingl ...more

The Museum of Ordinary People
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
Meet Me at the Museum
The Metropolitan Affair (On Central Park, #1)
Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter
Doodleville #2: Art Attacks!: (A Graphic Novel)
Dream Builder
Metropolitan Stories
The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums... and why we need to talk about it
Blunt Instruments: Recognizing Racist Cultural Infrastructure in Memorials, Museums, and Patriotic Practices
Sleepover at the Museum
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
Stealing the Show: A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts
Squirrel in the Museum (Twitch the Squirrel, #3)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Participatory Museum
Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
The Art of Relevance
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum
Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums (American Association for State and Local History)
Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display
Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (First Peoples, New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums... and why we need to talk about it
Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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A Life in Museums: Man...
Greg Stevens

Melvin thought about the museum inhaling so much of the world—all that history, all that spiritual juice, all the passions and laments of each visitor—without ever really exhaling.
Christine Coulson, Metropolitan Stories

Leah Hager Cohen
Brant had said my embellishing constituted a disservice to history and its players. But I believed the opposite. Marooning them on the forlorn island of Only What We Know, a place whose boundaries were determined by the scant information provided by a handful of surviving documents, seemed the greater disservice. I paid homage with my imagination, and hoped I might get visitors to do the same.
Leah Hager Cohen, House Lights

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