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A museum or gallery is a building or institution which exhibits work of art or other objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing. The exhibition may be permanent or temporary. The first public museums in the world opened in Europe during the 18th century. Museums are usually open to the general public, sometimes charging an admission fee. Some museums are publicly funded and have free entrance, either permanently or on special days. There are many types of museums, categories include, archaeology museums, art museums, history museums, maritime museums, military and war museums, mobile museums, natural history museums, open air museums, science museums, specialized museums, virtual museums, zoological parks and botanic gardens. Museum that collect and display work of art are known as art galleries. Modern museum try to make their exhibits more accessible to the public. They use latest technology like CD audio guides and computer to provide information, many now have an interactive exhibits so that visitors can enjoy a hands on experience.

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American Association of Museums

Provides museums related resources, stores, magazine, links and more.

Museum of London

Provides exhibitions, events, collections, community, archaeology, education, sales, press and more museum related information.

Science Museum

Online science and technology resources. Includes exhibits and a learning area Located in the UK.

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