Museum – Function & Important of Museum (Zooconcept. In)


Museum is a place where both educational and artistic materials are preserved and exhibited to the public for observation and research work. The museums can be of five different types, such as, Arts museum, History museum, Applied Science museum, General Museum and Science Museum, as per their collected and exhibited materials.

Functions of Museum

1. Collection of Materials: Materials are collected by several ways on a particular subject.

2. Recording of Materials: The collection procedure, data, source of collection and other available data are recorded in a register or computer.

3. Preservation of Material: The collected materials are well preserved scientifically by experts.

4. Research: Informations are collected on each material, which may be published in journals for research work.

5. Exhibition of Materials: The materials are kept in such a way, that public can view it easily.

6. Educational purpose: The museum helps to spread education.


1. National Museum of National History, New Delhi.

2. Anthropological Museum, Andaman and Nicobar Island.

3. Forest Museum, Andaman and Nicobar Island.

4. Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai.

5. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh (II) Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

6. Indian Museum, Kolkata.

7. Natural History Museum, London.

8. United States Natural Museum, Washington.

9. La Plata Museum, La Plata, Argentina.

10. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

11. Zoology Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland.

12. Sugarlands Museum, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Eastern Tennessee.

13. Rock Creek Nature Centre, Washington.

14. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico city.

15. Muséé de í Homme, Paris, France.

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