Museums

A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organization representing museums and museum professionals.

Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum community in their mission to preserve, conserve and share cultural heritage. ICOM also takes advice from institutional partners to achieve its objectives.

The definition of a museum has evolved, in line with developments in society. Since its creation in 1946, ICOM updates this definition in accordance with the realities of the global museum community.

Today more than ever, museums are at the heart of cultural, social and economic issues in contemporary societies.

excerpts taken from ~ http://icom.museum/the-vision/museum-definition/

Annmary Brown Memorial
Providence, RI
Art Museum, Part of Brown University; collection includes European and American paintings from the 17th through the 20th centuries and swords.

David Winton Bell Gallery
Providence, RI
Art Museum, Part of Brown University; collection includes European and American paintings from the 17th through the 20th centuries and swords.

Hera Gallery
Wakefield, RI
Contemporary Art

National Museum of American Illustration
Newport, RI
American illustrative art, located at Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion

Newport Art Museum
Newport, RI
Includes notable works from RI and New England artists, mid-19th century period rooms in the John N. A. Griswold House.

Redwood Library and Antheum
Newport, RILibrary with changing exhibitions of art and history from its collections, also sculpture, furnitur, gardens & special book collections.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Providence, RI
Collection includes art from Egypt, Asia, Africa, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe and the Americas; decorative arts, costumes and textiles.

Wickford Art Association
Wickford, RI
Changing exhibits of fine and decorative art.

Warwick Center for the Arts
Warwick, RI
Changing exhibits of fine and decorative art.