The Reference: (Museums Reference )

Institutions devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value. Museums Reference.

A museum ( /mjuˈziːəm/; myoo- zee -um ) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and some public museums make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. (wikipedia)