The word “museum” comes from the nine Muses, the classical Greek goddesses of inspiration. And the word's meaning continues to change, even today.
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How did cabinets of curiosities become temples to the Enlightenment? Explore the fascinating history of museums.
Art museums and politics have a long and complex relationship; nowhere is this more apparent than the Louvre.
From privately owned collections to blockbuster exhibitions for the public, museums continue to evolve.
Museums are more than collections that once belonged to the rich—they can help us understand our history.
The architecture of museums has long been used to shape national identity, and to frame collective memory.