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Museum
A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and 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...
Timeline of Events
1683
6.6.1683
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
1773
1.12.1773
The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
1793
11.8.1793
In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum.
1995
11.14.1995
A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.