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...
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Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam
Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam (1 August 1745 – 4 February 1816) was an Irish Viscount in the FitzWilliam family who was a benefactor and musical antiquarian. He founded the Fitzwilliam...
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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...
Seymour Fromer
Seymour Fromer (October 3, 1922 – October 25, 2009) was an American co-founder of the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California. Fromer co-founded the museum, which houses 11,000 Jewish artifact...
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...
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...
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Robert Gunther
Robert William Theodore Gunther (23 August 1869 – 9 March 1940) was a historian of science, zoologist, and founder of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.Gunther's father, Albert Günther, was...
Owsley Brown Frazier
Owsley Brown Frazier (May 7, 1935 – August 16, 2012) was a philanthropist from Louisville, Kentucky USA who founded the Frazier History Museum. He retired from the board of directors of the Brown-For...
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 ...
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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...
Jim Ede
Harold Stanley Ede (7 April 1895 – 15 March 1990), also known as 'Jim' Ede, was an English collector of art and friend to artists.Ede studied painting at Newlyn Art School between 1912 and 1914 when h...
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...
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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...
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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...
Felix Tikotin
Felix Tikotin (1893–1986) was an architect, art collector, and founder of the first Museum of Japanese Art in the Middle East.Born in Glogau, Germany, to a Jewish family, his ancestors had returned wi...
Calouste Gulbenkian
Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (/kæˈluːst ˈsɑrkɨz ɡʊlˈbɛŋkiən/, Western Armenian: Գալուստ Սարգիս Կիւլպէնկեան; 23 March 1869 – 20 July 1955) was a British businessman and philanthropist of Armenian origin....
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Park Chan-su
Park Chan-su (a.k.a. Park Changsoo, Moga) is a Korean sculptor in wood, and a museum curator. He is the primary exponent of the Korean style of wood-carving known as mokjogakjang.Park began wood-carvi...
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...
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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...
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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. ...
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...
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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...
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Bennet Woodcroft
Bennet Woodcroft FRS (20 December 1803 – 7 February 1879) was an English textile manufacturer, industrial archaeologist, pioneer of marine propulsion, a leading figure in patent reform and the f...
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Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Located in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft is a museum dedicated to the exhibition and collection of contemporary glass art worldwide. Its mission is to educate a broad audience in the appreci...