museology

noun
mu·se·ol·o·gy | \ˌmyü-zē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of museology 

: the science or profession of museum organization and management

Other Words from museology

museological \-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
museologist \-ˈä-lə-jist \ noun

First Known Use of museology

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for museology

museum + -logy

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The first known use of museology was in 1885

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