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date: 09 February 2023

Museums 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Lillian B. MillerLillian B. Miller, Sally Gregory KohlstedtSally Gregory Kohlstedt

Museums of Art

Museums of Science and Technology

Nationalism and concern for cultural development impelled nineteenth-century Americans to create art museums. With industrial growth, wealthy individuals formed collections that became the basis for such institutions. Assisted by voluntary groups of literary figures, philanthropists, civic leaders, and artists, they founded academies and museums designed to mount regular exhibitions and provide art education programs to the public.... ...

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