museumgoer

noun

mu·​se·​um·​go·​er myu̇-ˈzē-əm-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce museumgoer (audio)
: a person who frequently goes to museums

Examples of museumgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nonetheless, the activists believe benefits ultimately outweigh inconveniences to drivers and museumgoers. Alice Li, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2020 For museumgoers and modern artists, examining the work of 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer offers the opportunity to both reflect on, and shift, the narrative. Anne Pinto-Rodrigues, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Mar. 2023 Upon entering, museumgoers get a glimpse into Lagerfeld’s creative process through a re-creation of his cluttered desk with piles of books, magazines, sketching pencils, and an always-on-hand glass of Diet Coke. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 4 May 2023 The exhibition invites museumgoers to walk through another room-filling immersive installation entitled Visitation: The Richmond Project. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2023 Sculpture had pride of place among the visual arts in 15th-century Florence, but in later centuries, as the Italian Renaissance was reinterpreted and repackaged for the modern museumgoer, it was overtaken in prestige and popularity by painting and frescoes. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 The statue’s survival is even more impressive given that it’s already endured one harrowing incident: In 1924, a museumgoer fell and knocked the figurine down, shattering its limbs into shards, per the Telegraph. Isis Davis-Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2021 The museum already had a core audience, but Jesse and curator Mehves Lelic are hoping to draw the nontraditional museumgoer through their doors. Cathy Alter, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2022 Another interactive element in the exhibition allows visitors to see which areas of the state have the worst air pollution, using an iPad to zoom in on the museumgoer’s street address. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of museumgoer was in 1930

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“Museumgoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/museumgoer. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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