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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Scott Dillon
Scott Brewster Dillon (born 19 August 1928) is an Australian surfer.In 2004, Scott was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame as one of the original six legends of the Australian surfing industry.Scot...
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...
Rufino Tamayo
Rufino Tamayo (August 26, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting...
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Bertha Calloway
Bertha Calloway (born c.1925?) is an African-American community activist and historian in North Omaha, Nebraska. The founder of the Negro History Society and the Great Plains Black History Museum, Cal...
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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...
Nelson Rockefeller
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States (197...
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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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Devi Lal Samar
Devilal Samar was the founder-director of a folk-theatre museum called the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal in Udaipur in Rajasthan in India.He was awarded Padma Shri for his outstanding work. He wrote sever...
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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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...
Robert E. Petersen
Robert Einar "Pete" Petersen (September 10, 1926 – March 23, 2007) was an American publisher and founder of the Petersen Automotive Museum in 1994.
Robert Einar "Pete" Petersen was born on S...
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...
Museums Association
The Museums Association (MA) is a professional membership organisation based in London for museum, gallery and heritage professionals, museums, galleries and heritage organisations, and companies that...
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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Sofia Adamson
Sofia Adamson (August 24, 1916 – May 19, 2007) was a Greek immigrant who founded the Pacific Asia Museum in Los Angeles, co-founded Adamson University in the Philippines, and worked for General Dougla...
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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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...
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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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