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".
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If you've been to Paris, you've most likely visited the usual tourist hotspots: The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe … it's the usual, tired old list of big attractions. But there's a lot more to Paris that it's big attractions: Its little attractions. Keith Walker speaks with author Emma Jacobs who has written a beautiful little book called "The Littler Museums of Paris."