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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
There are governmental museums, non-governmental or non-profit museums, and privately-owned or family museums.
Museums often cooperate to sponsor joint, often traveling, exhibits on particular subjects when one museum may not by itself have a collection sufficiently large or important.
The word "museum" comes from the Latin museum, plural musea, which is in turn derived from the Greek mouseion, which refers to a place or temple dedicated to the Muses, the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts.
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 Corinium Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corinium Museum in the Cotswold town of Cirencester in England has a large collection of objects found in and around the locality.
The museum is famous for its fine collection of tessellated pavements (Roman mosaic floors) and other Roman objects, large and small.
The Corinium Museum reopened in June 2005, following major refurbishment funded by the Cotswold District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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With the formation of the Cirencester Excavation Committee in 1959, a programme of annual excavations in the town was begun, and the museum benefited by an enormous increase in material from the Roman and medieval town.
As the numbers of museum visitors in the 1960s continued to increase, a bold new plan of development was conceived by the Urban District Council, initiated in 1971 and carried through to completion in 1974 by the successor authority, Cotswold District Council.
Some of the many aims of the museum staff are the development of close links with other historical attractions in the town and surrounding area for both residents and visitors, and improved interpretation and educational resources.
www.british-publishing.com /Pages/CirencesterOG/TheCoMuseum.htm   (668 words)

  
 Cirencester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The town's Corinium Museum is well-known for its extensive Roman collection.
When a wall was erected around the Roman city in the late second century, it enclosed 240 acres (1 km²), making Corinium, in area, the second-largest city in Britain.
It was made the seat of the province Britannia Prima in the fourth century, and some historians would date the pillar the governor L. Septimus erected to the god Jovian to this period, providing evidence of a sign of pagan reaction under the Roman Emperor Julian.
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 Reference Museums Science Archaeology United_Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Corinium Museum - The museum is noted for its imaginative displays of Roman Cirencester.
Museum of the Iron Age - Uses reconstructions and displays of finds to tell the story of Danebury, the Iron Age hill fort excavated by Professor Barry Cunliffe and his team.
The Trimontium Museum - Permanent exhibition at the Ormiston Institute, Melrose, Scotland on the history of the Roman fort of Trimontium at Newstead.
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Corinium Museum - - The museum is noted for its imaginative displays of Roman Cirencester.
Museum of the Iron Age - - Uses reconstructions and displays of finds to tell the story of Danebury, the Iron Age hill fort excavated by Professor Barry Cunliffe and his team.
The Trimontium Museum - - Permanent exhibition at the Ormiston Institute, Melrose, Scotland on the history of the Roman fort of Trimontium at Newstead.
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 Corinium Museum Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 2BX Cotswolds Museums
Corinium Museum Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 2BX Cotswolds Museums
On passing through the main door of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, visitors are transported back in history to arrive in Roman Britain and it's second largest city, Corinium.
The Corinium Museum traces the Cotswolds history from the Iron Age to the English Civil War and explore the history of 18th and 19th century Cirencester.
www.thecotswoldgateway.co.uk /corinium-museum.htm   (315 words)

  
 Trexle - United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Corinium Museum - The museum is noted for its imaginative displays of Roman Cirencester, so we might expect this witty shockwave mosaic design.
Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne - Imaginative on-line galleries (with sound and video) present the region's archeology and history: Stone-Age hunter gatherers, temple to the god Mithras, Hadrian's Wall, object of the month from an outstanding collection.
Norton Priory Trust Museum and Gardens - This museum in Runcorn, Cheshire, displays the excavated remains of the monastery, together with a model of it.
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 Corinium Museum on the Cirencester Web Site
The Corinium Museum had been closed for two years to undergo a stunning makeover, doubling its size and allowing many fascinating treasures to go on show for the first time.
The Corinium Museum is to celebrate the first anniversary of its re-opening with a return visit by the popular Ermine Street Guard.
The museum, which was closed to the public for two years to undergo a £5m transformation, has seen visitor numbers soar by 20 per cent since it unveiled its new look on September 15 last year.
www.cirencester.co.uk /coriniummuseum   (1647 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: Museums around the UK
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
[Responsible for: Hunterian Museum; Odontological Museum, Wellcome Museum of Anatomy; Wellcome Museum of Pathology].
Museum of science and industry that "not only explores the impact of science and technology in our daily lives but promotes the region's significant scientific contribution and provides an opportunity for genuine dialogue about science and the issues that affect us all".
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 AT&T Worldnet Service - Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in Oxford houses archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.
This museum in Runcorn, Cheshire, displays the excavated remains of the monastery, together with a model of it.
The museum is noted for its imaginative displays of Roman Cirencester.
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 Corinium Museum in finals for top European award
The aim of the award, run by the European Museums Forum, is to recognize, encourage and publicise new developments in museums that are adapting exceptionally well to the changing social and economic conditions in Europe.
Dr Paddock said: “It is brilliant news that the Corinium Museum has got through to the finals, given the huge number of excellent entrants from all over Europe from which to choose.
The nomination is an honour in itself and puts the Corinium Museum and Cirencester firmly on the map as one of the major attractions of its kind in Europe.
www.cotswoldswebsite.com /viewblog.asp?id=241   (562 words)

  
 CORINIVM DOBVNNORVM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The town was likely among those visited by the emperor Hadrian during his trip to Britain in the early second century, and the tribal council marked his visit by building a macellum or covered market in the centre of their principal city.
In the third century Corinium was surpassed in size only by Londinium, and covered in its heyday an area of 240 acres, its civic buildings and town houses being of an almost uniformly high standard, and also possessed of an impressive amphitheatre built outside the town defences.
Corinium was located in an extremely favourable position in the highway system, and soon became the centre of the richest area of villa estates in Roman Britain, with numerous villas within a few miles and several temples within a days journey.
www.roman-britain.org /places/corinium.htm   (2401 words)

  
 Collection Care and Management - Museum List Serve
Students were asked to assess 3 on-line museum collection databases of their choice and select the best one of the 3.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture for presentation, easy browsing, informative for all types of visitors and age groups.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for easy navigation, range of information, and high quality images.
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 Colin Beardon, Judy Mills and Martin Wright (CHArt 2001)
The Corinium Museum is a small to medium-sized museum with a particularly fine collection of artefacts from the period of the Roman occupation of Britain.
Co-existent with its political importance, Corinium was of outstanding importance as an artistic and cultural centre and was home to one of the finest schools of provincial sculpture in Roman Britain as well as containing the largest mosaic workshop.
Physically, Corinium was a walled town with four main gates and 26 towers and the town inside was over 1 km in diameter.
www.chart.ac.uk /chart2001/papers/noframes/beardon.html   (2072 words)

  
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However, the arrival of the Romans and the growth of the new town of Corinium seems to correspond with decline at Bagendon.
There were at least four gates in the encircling walls of Corinium through which the great Roman highway routes crossed in the centre of the Roman town, now indicated by the crossing from South Way to Tower Street where it cuts Lewis Lane.
It was in the 4th century that Corinium seems to have been the centre of the general wealth of the Cotswolds and on the evidence available was probably the capital of the Province of Britannia Prima.
www.british-publishing.com /Pages/CirencesterOG/CirenHistorical.htm   (2927 words)

  
 123VOYAGE South West England: Museums and Galleries
A living working museum, with exhibits including, antique and modern examples of stained glass, and some antique Roman and Bristol blue glass.
The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum represents the first serious attempt in the United Kingdom to present a publicly accessible history of the British empire and to examine its continuing impact on Britain and the rest of the world.
The recently opened Maritime museum has proved to be a resounding success for locals and visitors alike.
www.123voyage.com /swengland/tosee/museums.htm   (504 words)

  
 Corinium Welcomes First Visitors After £5m Re-Vamp - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, ...
The first people to visit the Corinium Museum in Cirencester for two years walked through its doors on September 15 to see the result of a massive £5 million transformation.
The museum makeover, funded by Cotswold District Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and donations through the Cotswold Museums Charitable Trust, has doubled its size, allowing many treasures to go on show for the first time.
Complete with body, clothes and hair, Mrs Getty is laid out in her coffin with replicas of her grave goods, while the originals - around 1,500 years old - are on display in a secure case nearby.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /nwh/ART24113.html   (854 words)

  
 Corinium Museum - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage
Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds at the new Corinium Museum.
Two years and five million pounds in the making, the Corinium Museum has been transformed into the must – see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.
Step through a triumphal arch to arrive in Corinium; second largest city in Roman Britain.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /museum/SW000029.html   (200 words)

  
 Beard work in the museum and heritage sector: News from Beard
Thanks to lottery funding, the museum's collection of artifacts and mosaics is now displayed in a spacious modern environment that brings Roman Britain to life.
Beard was chosen from 12 short-listed contractors after demonstrating an empathy with the design team and a successful track record of past work in the museum and heritage sector.
As part of the same project, Beard also modernised the museum's store at Northleach by installing services, heating and staff facilities, and creating a range of temperature-controlled environments for the museum's priceless collections.
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 Museums around the UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
[Responsible for : Hunterian Museum; Odontological Museum, Wellcome Museum of Anatomy; Wellcome Museum of Pathology].
Royal Armouries, with museums in: Leeds, West Yorkshire; Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hampshire; and the Tower of London.
Sandtoft Transport Centre Ltd, The Museum of the Trolleybus, Doncaster South Yorkshire.
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 Outreach Officer - The Corinium Museum (Cotswold District Council)
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is internationally renown for its collections, and under takes wide-ranging education programmes.
We are seeking someone with ideas, energy and enthusiasm to provide an outreach and events programme both at the Museum and throughout the Cotswold District.
A graduate in a relevant subject, you will ideally have experience of leading activities in a museum or heritage environment and be committed to implementing creative projects that broaden access.
www.museumjobs.com /jobdetails.php?JobID=3688   (242 words)

  
 CADE 2001 - Beardon et al   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In this paper we will first describe the nature of the museum and its activities; identify the particular technologies we studied; describe the design approach taken to producing a prototype web site; and draw some conclusions from the work that are applicable to other museums, to other web designers and to designers of the Internet.
The Corinium Museum has active links to local schools and colleges, historical and archaeological societies, and other civic bodies, addressing many current issues with museum education [4].
Alongside more traditional way of working – visits, meetings, publications, theatre, etc. – the Museum is keen to explore innovative ways to use the Internet in order that more people can find out about the artefacts it holds, as well as develop their enthusiasm and knowledge about what the objects might mean.
www.cs.waikato.ac.nz /~cbeardon/papers/paper-0101.html   (2512 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Gloucestershire | £5m Corinium museum is to reopen
The refurbished £5m Corinium Museum in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, opens to the public on Wednesday.
Exhibitions in the museum will reflect Cirencester's heritage and the fact it was once the biggest Roman town outside London.
The Head of Museum Services at Cotswold District Council said: "It's a unique attraction that we hope will be the source of enjoyment for everyone who visits.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/3656864.stm   (149 words)

  
 Romans in Britain - Corinium Museum, Cirencester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Since then, there has been a museum in the town.
Although the museum does cater for the complete history of the Cotswolds of Britain, the dominant feature is life in Roman Britain
Much of the museum is active in that the visitors in encouraged to take part in experiencing the feeling of life in Roman times through interaction with exhibits.
www.romans-in-britain.org.uk /ste_cirencester_corinium_museum.htm   (151 words)

  
 Mivan : News : Formwork, Interior fit-out, Telecoms, Theming and General Contracting Specialist-Mivan Ltd
It is due to re-open to the public in September 2004, increasing its floor space by 50%.
The Museum houses one of the finest collections of Roman antiquities in Britain including Archaeology and local history of Cirencester & the Cotswolds.
IWM Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum and heritage complex and attracts over 420,000 visitors a year from all over the world.
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 Corinium Museum, Cirencester - Heart of England - UK Attraction
Corinium Museum, Cirencester - Heart of England - UK Attraction
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is a superb tourist attraction.
The museum recently re-opened to the public after a five million pound transformation which has turned it into a must see attraction.
www.ukattraction.com /heart-of-england/corinium-museum.htm   (185 words)

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