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Types of Museums

  According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services there are approximately 35,000 museums in the United States.  The largest category of museum by “type” is Historical Societies, Historic Preservation, and Historic Houses and Sites. Sources:...

How many museums in the world?

How many museums in the world? There are approximately 55,000 museums in the world.  The Museums of the World 2017 by De Gruyter Saur lists a total of 55,000 in 202 countries.  Of the approximately 55,000 museums in the world the ILMS lists 33,100 museum in the USA....

What is a Museum ?

What is a Museum? A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment...

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