museumgoer

noun
mu·​se·​um·​go·​er | \myu̇-ˈzē-əm-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of museumgoer 

: a person who frequently goes to museums

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Museum experts say that high-profile shows can work in the short term to attract all sorts of crowds, but the challenge comes in converting those patrons into regular museumgoers. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Muggles Expected to Swarm Historical Society’s Harry Potter Exhibit," 4 Oct. 2018 The names even of the group’s founders — William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti — are not widely known among museumgoers. Charles Desmarais, SFChronicle.com, "‘Truth and Beauty’ at Legion of Honor: Pure visual pleasure of an idiosyncratic style," 29 June 2018 The artist has installed colored gels on a long thin skylight, to give museumgoers the sensation of walking through a rainbow. New York Times, "In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art," 22 June 2018 Both groups saw shoppers and museumgoers as bodies to be regulated by protocols of decorum when occupying these spaces. Courtney Coffman, The Atlantic, "Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore," 19 June 2018 The program uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology; spies utilize a UV light to see hidden messages inked by rival minions that regular museumgoers don’t know is there. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Calling All Secret Agents to the Children’s Museum of Houston," 6 June 2018 To the casual museumgoer, Georgian portraiture conjures stiff, self-satisfied images of frilly costumes and gravity-defying hairdos. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, "‘Gainsborough’ Review: A Special Light Shone Out of Him," 25 May 2018 The only flaw is his recent embrace of Instagram, allowing museumgoers to lazily flick through images on MoMA’s smudged iPads. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 17 May 2018 Famous for setting ordinary African-American subjects in lavish scenes, elevating them, Wiley could afford to take a more measured approach with Obama, a figure who would already be known to nearly every American museumgoer. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "The Obamas’ Official Portraits Break New Ground With Their Boldness," 13 Feb. 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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