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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".
The United Nations has been calling for better protection of Ukraine's cultural sites, as Russia continues its assault on the country. At a museum in the besieged city of Kharkiv, workers are trying to save one of Ukraine's most valuable art collections.
Since the start of the war, Ukraine's museums, galleries, and cultural institutions have been scrambling to protect their collections. Heavy shelling has already caused considerable damage. Museum workers are staying behind to save what's left.