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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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...
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...
Ken Behring
Kenneth Eugene Behring (born June 13, 1928) is a real-estate developer, former owner of the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, and philanthropist.
Behring was born in Freeport, Illinois....
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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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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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Jack Warner (businessman)
The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, previously the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, is an art museum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was founded by Tuscaloosa businessman Jack Warner.The Westervelt-War...
Museums Act 1845
The Museums Act 1845 (8 & 9 Vict c. 43) was an act of the United Kingdom Parliament which gave the town councils of larger municipal boroughs the power to establish museums.
In the 1830s, at t...
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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...
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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...
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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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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Hosteen Klah
Hosteen Klah (Navajo: Hastiin Tłʼa, 1867–1937) was a Navajo artist and medicine man. He documented aspects of Navajo religion and related ceremonial practices. He was also a master weaver.
Hos...
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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...
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...
Children's Discovery Museum (Bangkok)
Children's Discovery Museum is a museum in Bangkok, Thailand.The museum, which is targeted at children, opened in 2001 on the northern edge of the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The museum has eight differ...
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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