Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 11, 2008





Museums collect and care for objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and make them available for public viewing 1.________________ exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities 2.________________ the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and 3.________________ the countryside. Many museums offer programs and activities for a range of audiences, 4.________________ adults, children, and families, as well as those for more specific professions. Programs for the public may consist of  lectures or tutorials by the museum faculty or field experts, films, musical or dance performances, and technology demonstrations. Many times, museums concentrate 5.________________ the host region’s culture. 6.________________ most museums do not allow physical contact with the associated artefacts, there are some that are interactive and encourage a more hands-on approach. Modern trends in museology have broadened the range of subject matter and introduced many interactive exhibits, 7.________________ give the public the opportunity to make choices and engage in activities that may vary the experience from person to person. 8.________________ the advent of the internet, there are growing numbers of virtual exhibits, i.e. web versions of exhibits showing images and playing recorded sound. Museums are usually open to the general public, sometimes charging an admission fee. Some museums are publicly funded and have free entrance, 9.________________ permanently or on special days, e.g. once per week or year.p Museums are usually not run for the purpose of making a profit, 10.________________ private galleries which more often engage in the sale of objects. There are governmental museums, non-governmental or non-profitmuseums, and privately owned or family museums. Museums can be a great source of information about cultures and history.




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