Museum Report: It’s A Big Country – Somebody’s Got To Archive It

A recent report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services finds there are more than 35,000 museums in the U.S., more than twice the number estimated in the 1990’s. That averages out to 700 museums per state, all busily collecting, archiving and exhibiting everything from art and history to science, technology, and nature. Announcing the new census findings at the American Alliance of Museums’ annual conference, IMLS director Susan H. Hildreth said, “Americans love their museums.” – something of an understatement!

And with such diverse offerings as the Little Black Dress Museum, the Barbed Wire Museum, and the International Spy Museum, what’s not to love?


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