The Musaeum of Alexandria and the formation of the Museum in eighteenth-century France

Lee, Paula Young
September 1997
Art Bulletin;Sep97, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p385
Academic Journal
Traces the origins of museums in the eighteenth-century in revolutionary France. Etymological connections between the Musaeum of Alexandria and the concept of museum; Emergence of museum as a building type in French architectural competition projects in the last three decades of the eighteenth century; Definition of a museum as a temple to the nine Muses.


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