Museum History - From Ancient Times to Modern

We, humans, have an innate desire to collect and interpret. From that desire sprang museums as an attempt to save our history and tradition from oblivion. You can find more information about museum history here.

Capitoline Museum

Early Museums

Although there is evidence of museums before the counting of time, some of the oldest and the most significant museums were founded between the 16th and 18th centuries. Here you can find out more about early museums.

Milwaukee Art Museum

History of Art Museums

There are many kinds of art museums, and they hold many different kinds of art: from ancient to modern. Here you can read more about the history of Art Museums and which art museums are the most visited.

Museum Old House

History Museums

History museums hold facts about peoples' histories and can be in many forms, from important houses to whole sites. Here you can learn more about history museums.

Fist Open Air Museum

History of Open-air Museums

Open-air museums are special museum that displays architecture and life in ancient times. Often spanning vast areas, open-air museums offer a living history experience, where we can witness reenactments, traditional crafts, and the day-to-day lives of people from different eras, providing a deeper understanding and connection to our past.

Museum of Science in Boston

History of Science Museums

Science museums give a special opportunity for their visitors to see the development of science through the ages. A large number of them also provide the opportunity to try science hands-on. You can find more about the history of science museums here.

National Gallery of Art Museum