is a non-profit,
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”
International Council of Museums (ICOM) definition av MUSEUM.
Definitionen antogs vid ICOMs Generalkonferens i Wien 2007.