A museum is an institution collects and conserves artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewing.
Some of the most attended museums include the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of China in Beijing, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the British Museum and the National Gallery in London, the Museum Island in Berlin and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The purpose of modern museums is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public. Museums are, above all, storehouses of knowledge. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "museum".
Work has commenced on a Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. For more than 400 years, Thessaloniki had a thriving Jewish population, which shaped its identity and culture. Prior to World War Two, Jews made up a quarter of the city’s population. But during the Holocaust, 97 percent of the community died in Nazi concentration camps. Alexia Kalaitzi reports..
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An exhibition in Frankfurt's Städel museum explores the work of the Flemish painter, as well the precursors and contemporaries who influenced him. Rubens dominated the 17th-century art world like perhaps no other artist.