History of museums
A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewin...
Al Rosenbaum
Al Rosenbaum (1926 - April 11, 2009) was an American artist and the co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia.
Rosenbaum was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926. He and his...
Alfred Surratt
Alfred G. "Slick" Surratt (November 9, 1922 – February 15, 2010) was an American baseball outfielder in the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro league baseball franchise based in Kansas City, Missouri, from...
Yekaterina Sheremeteva
Countess Yekaterina Pavlovna Sheremeteva (Russian: графиня Екатерина Павловна Шереметева, born as Princess of Vyazma (княжна Вяземская)) was the founder of naturalistic museum in Podolsk uyezd, Mo...
Elias Ashmole
Elias Ashmole (/ɨlaɪʌs æʃmoʊl/; 23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692) was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side durin...
Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.
Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. (born September 30, 1939) is an American businessman and collector, the founder of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, and Nervi, Italy.He was born and raised in Miam...
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor (Russian: Вячеслав Моше Кантор, born on September 8, 1953 in Moscow) is a Jewish leader, philanthropist and businessman. He currently serves as the President of the Europ...
Henry Cole
Sir Henry Cole (15 July 1808 – 18 April 1882) was an English civil servant and inventor who facilitated many innovations in commerce and education in 19th century Britain. Cole is credited with devis...
Ralph Hubbard Norton
Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875–1953), born in Chicago, was an art collector and museum founder. Norton's use of an endowment was innovative and novel at the time he set it up to support the museum he esta...
Carlsberg Museum
Carlsberg Museum, situated next to the former home of Carl Jacobsen in the Carlsberg area of Copenhagen, Denmark, was the first home of his sculpture collection, now on display in the Ny Carlsberg Gly...
Martha Longenecker
Martha Williams Longenecker (May 18, 1920 – October 29, 2013) was an American artist, and founder of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego.Longenecker was born in Oklahoma City and studie...
W. G. Collingwood
William Gershom Collingwood (/ˈkɒlɪŋˌwʊd/; 6 August 1854, Liverpool – 1 October 1932) was an English author, artist, antiquary and professor of Fine Arts at University College, Reading.
His father...
Solomon R. Guggenheim
Solomon Robert Guggenheim (February 2, 1861 – November 3, 1949) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He is best known for establishing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation ...
Garth Webb
Garth Webb (1918 – 8 May 2012) was a Canadian soldier who founded the Juno Beach Centre. Webb fought in World War II as a member of the Canadian 14th Field Artillery. He has been awarded the M...
David Ross McCord
David Ross McCord (18 March 1844 – 12 April 1930) was a Canadian lawyer and philanthropic founder of the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada. McCord was born in Montreal to a family of lawyers an...
Jibaozhai Museum
The Jibaozhai Museum was a museum and 'patriotic education center' that was located in the village of Erpu in Jizhou, which is in the province of Hebei. It was closed in 2013 due to a fraud.
The m...
Bob Cassilly
Robert James Cassilly Jr. (November 9, 1949 – September 26, 2011) was an American sculptor, entrepreneur, and creative director. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Cassilly was the founder of th...
Taiwan Provincial Museum
The National Taiwan Museum (NTM; Chinese: 國立台灣博物館; pinyin: Guólì Táiwān Bówùguǎn), established in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It was set up by the colonial government during Japanese...
Stephen Kanner
Stephen H. Kanner (July 30, 1955 – July 2, 2010) was an American modern architect who co-founded the A+D Museum of Los Angeles in 2000.Kanner was born in 1955 in Chandler, Arizona, but raised in the M...
Florence Dibell Bartlett
Florence Dibell Bartlett (1881–1953) was a Chicago heiress and folk art collector, who is best known for founding the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, the world's...
Leopoldo de' Medici
Leopoldo de' Medici (6 November 1617 – 16 November 1675) was an Italian cardinal, scholar, patron of the arts and Governor of Siena. He was the brother of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tusca...
Museum of 4 July
The Museum of 4th July in Belgrade, Serbia was a museum located in the house where members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia decided to encourage the people's uprising agai...
Max Adler (Sears)
Max Adler (May 12, 1866 – November 4, 1952) was born in Elgin, Illinois to a German Jewish family who emigrated to America in about 1850. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. ...
John Tradescant the elder
John Tradescant the elder (c. 1570s – 15–16 April 1638), father of John Tradescant the younger, was an English naturalist, gardener, collector and traveller, probably born in Suffolk, England. ...
Minoru Mori
Minoru Mori (森 稔, Mori Minoru, August 24, 1934 – March 8, 2012) was considered to be one of Japan's most powerful and influential building tycoons. He joined his father, Taikichiro's, real est...
Dave Arnold
Dave Arnold is the Founder and President of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD); the host of the radio show Cooking Issues; an owner of Booker and Dax, a food and drink research lab that operates a c...
Ethnographic Museum Artis
Ethnographic Museum Artis (Dutch: Ethnographisch Museum Artis) was an ethnographic museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was situated at the Artis zoo.
The Amsterdam zoo and ethnographic museum wer...