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Museumlocked

  • Jeffrey Abt,
  • Katherine Stadtmiller
  •  and Helen Searing

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Institution primarily for the preservation, display, and study of works of cultural interest, but increasingly characterized by a broader range of social functions. The origins of the modern museum can be traced to Classical times. It was only after the Renaissance, however, that it came to be regarded as a vital public institution. Although museum history has traditionally been surveyed in the context of the history of ...

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