Article 3 - Definition of Terms
Section 1. Museum. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.
Statutes art.3 para.1)
of the Museum Definition according to ICOM Statutes
(1946 - 2007)
News Thematic Files : The Definition of the Museum
(ICOM News, vol. 57, 2004 n°2)