A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection o airtifacts an ither objects o airteestic, cultural, heestorical, or scienteefic importance an maks them available for public viewin throu exhibits that mey be permanent or temporary.
- Edward Porter Alexander, Mary Alexander; Alexander, Mary; Alexander, Edward Porter (September 2007). Museums in motion: an introduction to the history and functions of museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7591-0509-6. Retrieved 2009-10-06.