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Museums, libraries and art galleries

accession

noun

something that is added to a collection, especially a work of art

annals

noun

the official records of an organization, arranged according to their date

archive

noun

a collection of historical documents and records about a place, organization etc

archive

noun

a place where you store historical documents and records

archive

verb

to collect and store historical documents and records

archivist

noun

someone whose job is to collect and store historical documents and records

art gallery

noun

a building where people go to see paintings and other art

the Arts Council

a government organization in the UK that gives money to theatres, museums, art galleries etc

audience

noun

the people who see the work of a particular artist or read the work of a particular writer

bookmobile

noun

a mobile library

carrel

noun

a small enclosed area in a library, usually containing a desk and a chair for one person to study at

catalog

the American spelling of catalogue

catalogue

noun

a list of all the things in an exhibition, sale, or library

collection

noun

works of art that are kept together, for example in a museum

curate

verb

to be the curator of an exhibition in a museum

curator

noun

someone whose job is to look after the objects in a museum

custodian

noun

someone who is responsible for something valuable such as money, property, or a collection of works of art

exhibit

verb

to put something interesting in a museum or other public place so that people can go and look at it

exhibit

noun

an object that is part of an exhibition

gallery

noun

a public building where you can look at paintings and other works of art

gallery

noun

a private building where you can look at and buy paintings and other types of art

gallery

noun

a room in a museum or gallery containing paintings or other works of art

Hall of Fame

noun

a place where people go to learn about a particular sport or activity and the famous people who do it

holdings

noun

the collections owned by an institution such as a library or museum

keeper

noun

someone who is an expert in and responsible for a particular group of objects in a museum

lending library

noun

a library that has books for people to borrow

librarian

noun

someone who works in a library or who is in charge of a library

library

noun

a place where books, documents, CDs etc are available for you to look at or borrow

the Library of Congress

the national library of the US, in Washington, D.C., which is one of the largest libraries in the world

Madame Tussaud’s

a museum in London containing models of famous people made from wax

microfiche

noun

a sheet of film with very small photographs of documents on it, used for storing information in a library where it can be read using a special machine called a microreader

museum

noun

a building where many valuable and important objects are kept so that people can go and see them

museum piece

noun

an interesting or important object that is suitable for a museum

overdue

adjective

a library book that is overdue has not been returned to the library by the correct date

pop-up

noun

a restaurant, shop, gallery etc that opens for a short time, sometimes in a surprising location

present

verb

to produce or organize something such as a play, film, or exhibition

public library

noun

a building with books in it that are available for anyone to read or borrow

reference library

noun

a place containing a lot of reference books that you can read there but cannot take away

repository

noun

a person, book, library etc considered as a store of information and knowledge

show

verb

to put something such as a work of art, an animal, or a plant in an exhibition or competition

the stacks

noun

the place in a library where books are stored and where members of the public usually cannot go

the V and A

the Victoria and Albert Museum: a famous museum in London

viewer

noun

someone who looks at a picture, photograph, or piece of art

waxworks

noun

a place where people can see a collection of wax models of famous people

archival

adjective

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