.museum is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used exclusively by museums, museum associations, and individual members of the museum profession, as these groups are defined by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). In joint action with the J. Paul Getty Trust, ICOM established the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) for the purpose of submitting an application to ICANN for the creation of the new gTLD, and to operate it if the application was approved. The .museum domain was entered into the root of Domain Name System on 20 October 2001, and was the first sponsored top-level domain to be instituted through ICANN's action. ...more on Wikipedia about ".museum"
An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. It is also sometimes used as a location for the sale of art. ...more on Wikipedia about "Art gallery"
A museum normally has a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive, library, etc., where the contents may be more replacable. A museum normally has a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Collection (museum)"
Cultural heritage consists of a nation's historic buildings, collections, monuments, etc., that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. Much of such heritage that consists of smaller objects such as artworks and other masterpieces is stored in museums and art galleries. Typically, by its nature, such heritage is unique and irreplacable. It can often form an important component in a country's tourist industry, attracting many visitors from abroad as well as locally. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cultural heritage"
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. Created in 1946, ICOM is a non-governmental organization maintaining formal relations with and having a consultative status with UNESCO. As a non-profit organization, ICOM is financed primarily by membership fees and supported by various governmental and other bodies. It carries out part of UNESCO's programme for museums. Based in Paris, France, the ICOM Headquarters houses both the ICOM Secretariat and the UNESCO-ICOM Museum Information Centre. ICOM provides the policy basis for the operation of the .museum ("dot-museum") top-level domain. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Council of Museums"
Kunsthalle is, generally, a German term for an arts center with no permanent collection. Some German museums with a permanent collection, however, are named Kunsthalle as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kunsthalle"
The list of museums is a link page for any museum anywhere. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of museums"
This is a list of 50 notable museums and galleries worldwide, organised by country and then by city, as included in the Encyclopædia Britannica Almanac 2005, pp. 857–9. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of notable museums and galleries"
A living museum is a type of museum that recreates to the fullest extent conditions of a various culture, environment or historical period. The objective is total immersion, designing exhibits so that visitors can experience the specific culture, environment or historical period using all the physical senses: sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Interpreters dress in period costume and conduct period crafts and everyday work. ...more on Wikipedia about "Living museum"
Museology (also called museum studies) is the study of how to organize and manage museums and museum collections. ...more on Wikipedia about "Museology"
A museum is typically a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education, enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment." This definition is taken from the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Statutes, article 2, paragraph 1, and is regularly reviewed and modified at the triennial ICOM General Assemblies. The italicized tangible and intangible was substituted for the previous material at the last triennial General Assembly in Seoul in 2004, pending ratification at the next General Assembly in Vienna in 2007. (The new wording was introduced in the revised ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums, which is another of the museum profession's core normative instruments.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Museum"
A museum ship, or sometimes memorial ship, is an old ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public. There are several hundred of these around the world, often associated with maritime museums. ...more on Wikipedia about "Museum ship"
The annual Museums and the Web international conference has been organized by Archives & Museums Informatics each Spring in North America since 1997: ...more on Wikipedia about "Museums and the Web"
An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. Like other museums, an open air museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. Most open air museums specialize in the collection and re-erection of old buildings at large out-door sites, usually in settings of re-created landscapes of the past. Most of them may therefore justly be described as building museums. Most open air museums are located in regions where wooden architecture prevails, as wooden structures may be translocated without substantial loss of authenticity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Open air museum"
A science museum is a museum devoted primarily to science. Older science museums tended to concentrate on static displays of objects related to natural history, paleontology, geology, etc. Modern trends in museology have broadened the range of subject matter and introduced many interactive exhibits. Many if not most modern science museums also put much weight on technology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Science museum"
A sex museum is a museum that displays erotic art, historical sexual aids, and documents on the history of erotica. They were popular in Europe at the end of the 1960s and during the 1970s, the era of the sexual revolution. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sex museum"
The Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) form a leading directory of online museums around the world. The resource was founded by Jonathan Bowen in 1994, originally at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory in the United Kingdom. It is now supported by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and Museophile. The main site is hosted at London South Bank University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Virtual Library museums pages"
A virtual museum is an online website with a collection of objects (real or virtual) or exhibitions. They include contemporary, historical and sometimes artistic content. Examples include the Virtual Museum of Computing. Some are produced by enthusiastic individuals such as the Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum; others, like the UK's 24 Hour Museum and the Virtual Museum of Canada, are professional endeavours. However, virtual museum websites may be quirky, even jokey, in some cases. ...more on Wikipedia about "Virtual museum"
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