mu·​se·​ol·​o·​gy ˌmyü-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce museology (audio)
: the science or profession of museum organization and management
museological adjective
museologist noun

Word History


museum + -logy

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of museology was in 1885

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“Museology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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