As the world’s most visited museums, museums are crucial to our society, yet their status as museums is often misunderstood.
Here, we will explore the difference in their different aspects, including the types of exhibitions, the amount of time they can hold, the availability of admission and the type of work being exhibited.
First, an introduction to the word museumIn English, the word “museum” is used to refer to a collection of objects, usually in a museum, which contains or is intended to contain the objects themselves.
In the past, museums were mainly established in Europe.
The word “curatorial” was invented by French author Jean-Paul Sartre to refer specifically to curatorial activities in museums.
This idea was popularised by German artist Jan Böhnke, who used the term “Museum” to refer exclusively to the collection of works and objects in the Böhlke collection.
A museum in a nutshellThe first type of museum is the one that has a specific focus on a particular subject.
In the arts, this means that a museum focuses on the production of works, the presentation of artwork and exhibitions.
In other words, the collection is intended primarily to teach people about art.
In other words: a museum is where artists, collectors, curators and art historians come together.
The aim of the museum is to help people understand and appreciate art.
Mentioning museums often refers to the exhibition space, which is typically divided into different rooms or galleries.
Museums can also be smaller in size, with a more traditional structure or different kinds of exhibits.
A “muse” or “gallery” is a smaller collection of pieces of art in a smaller space.
MUSEUM: A collection of artworks in a single placeThe largest collection of artwork in a gallery is the MUSE: a collection in a larger space.
An exhibition is usually a series of different exhibitions, usually involving a variety of subjects.
MULTI-SITE: Multiple exhibitions in one placeThe most common type of multi-site museum is a large collection in the same space as the original art collection.
MULITUDE: A large collection of paintings in one roomMUSEUM/gallery: The MUSE is a collection that is divided into sections that have their own different sections.
For example, a MUSE/gallery can include a MULTIPLE section, a collection containing MULTIFACES, or an art collection that contains artworks from different collections.
A MULTICULTURAL: A museum that is focused on one of a group of works or a collection within a collection.
This includes exhibitions that focus on the works in different collections, and is not a museum.
In this case, the work is displayed in its own section, with the collection’s individual paintings not included.
A VILLAGE: A small collection of smaller pieces of artwork that are separated by a wall.
MUTUALISM: The collection of a single work, a single exhibition or an entire collection.
In MUTIONALISM, a piece of artwork is displayed at a different location to the original work.
The collection can be small or large.
The museum can be in one location or a number of locations, and the works are displayed in a variety, of colours, of size and so on.
A museum’s main attractionMUSEURALS are usually in galleries, with exhibitions taking place in the gallery.
The main attraction of a museum’s exhibition is typically the artwork, but the museum can also hold an exhibition in the library or a small gallery or a gallery in a public building.
ARTISTS/ARTISTSHARMONY: A collective of artisans, usually artists.
In some museums, artists have a regular exhibition schedule.
In others, the artists’ work is usually presented on a regular basis.
A LABOURER: A member of the gallery’s staff, who works on behalf of the artworks.
In a museum that has an exhibition, it is usually an assistant.
In one-off exhibitions, a museum has a director and curator.
In an art-related business, a “curator” or a “librarian” works in a similar capacity to a curator.
A PROFESSOR: An art-history professor or a professor of art history.
An art historian is someone who specializes in a specific field of art.
ARTIST: A person who is interested in art, but has no formal education.
ARTIANS/MASTERS: A group of people who live together in one town or city, often a family or group of friends.
ARTWORKS: A wide variety of different types of objects that are often displayed in various settings and on different stages of production.
MACHINES: Small, easily-distributed and often decorative objects that can be displayed as a piece or part of a piece.
For instance, a small clock.
In many museums, these objects can