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database: Museums of the World
database: Museums of the World

Museums of the World

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About this database

Based on the printed 27th edition Museums of the World covers more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries, listed hierarchically by country and place, and within places alphabetically by name. A separate chapter records some 500 museum associations in 132 countries.
Each museum has been assigned to one or more of 22 categories identifying the type and focus of the museum.
A typical entry contains the following details:

  • Name of the museum in the original language with an English translation when necessary
  • Address, phone and fax numbers
  • E-mail address and URL
  • Type of museum
  • Year of foundation
  • Head of museum
  • Academic staff
  • Collections and facilities

Includes museums, persons covering directors, presidents, curators and academic staff of the museums, artists whose works are shown predominantly in a specific museum and/or referring to memorabilia of famous individuals, and subjects to facilitate access to the data.

Your Benefits

  • Only reference work covering museums worldwide
  • User friendly and clearly structured
  • All information at a glance: museum's name, address and contact details, type of museum, field of interest and special departments
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