Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The discipline of museum design, organization, and management.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The design, organization, and management of museums.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of arranging and managing museums. Also musœology.

Etymologies

From museum +‎ -ology. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But if you want to run a museum then a vocational qualification in museology might be better.

    Academic and Vocational Qualifications - what's the difference?

  • Our cooperation agreements with a number of countries have given us access to important skills such as museology and curating.

    Minister of Arts & Culture Z. Pallo Jordan, Budget Vote Speech, Room E249, Parliament, Cape Town

  • Kahn & Selesnick: Mars - Adrift on the Hourglass Sea | Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick's work lies at the intersection of historical fact, apocalyptic future and nerdy museology.

    Bill Bush: Drawing on Experience: This Artweek.LA (May 23-29)

  • Gover's idea for a more cogent narrative sounds like he is planning to take the museum in the direction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is gathering a collection geared toward a narrative-driven museology.

    How can the American Latino Museum best answer the call of the Mall?

  • The goals included: educational - a connection to Jewish heritage, parental involvements, museology, improve writing and research skills; institutional - high quality images so people can see what they're looking at; privacy of students; motivation of students.

    Notes from 'User-Generated Content' session at MW2008

  • A final word apropos of post-pop museology: Although this show has just opened, the first edition of the exhibition catalog has already sold out, which proves that an historical show rich in cultural implication can draw people to its concerns.

    Art and Design in the Lab

  • She has also received the Lescarbot Award of the Governor General of Canada for her contributions to the cultural life of the country and the Prix Gerard-Morisset of the Government of Quebec for museology and conservation.

    Phyllis Lambert.

  • Meresamun was purchased in 1920 by University of Chicago archaeologist and historian James Henry Breasted (1865-1935), a seminal figure in Egyptology, Near Eastern studies, and museology.

    How an Egyptian Mummy Winds Up in Chicago

  • They cite the shift in modern museology away from strong curatorial views towards a more interactive and dialogic style of exhibit in which museum-goers are seen less as “viewers” and more as “participants” but also note that most Japanese war/peace museums have civil servants rather than professionally trained curatorial staff.

    The Rice Bowl and the Bomb

  • Ilana Teicher, a curator of contemporary and modern Israeli art, earned a degree in art history at the University of Haifa and a museology degree at Tel Aviv University.

    Ilana Teicher.

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