The first examples of museum history date back to the ancient world. Aristotle, a philosopher from the fourth century BCE, traveled to the island of Lesbos with his disciple Theophrastus and studied plants. The two scholars created a new concept of systematic collection and laid the foundations for the modern concept of an art museum. In Athens, Aristotle founded his famous philosophical school, the mouseion. This facility housed the library and collections of art.
The word museum is derived from the Latin word meaning “shrine,” from which the term’museum’ is derived. The nine Muses, goddesses of science and the arts, were the patrons of these shrines. Though the first formal museum did not exist until the eighteenth century, collections of museum-like objects date back thousands of years. Princess Ennigaldi, daughter of the Mesopotamian King Nabonidus, was the first to create a museum-like display.
The first museum was created in 1675 by John Tradescant, a naturalist from England. He assembled a large collection of natural specimens and artifacts. In 1675, Ashmole bought the collection and donated it to the University of Oxford. In the following year, the Ashmolean Museum was formed. It was the first museum to include a laboratory. It is not known what happened to the museum during the period, but the Ashmolean Museum was the first university-run museum.
A portrait gallery is a museum where paintings of actual people are displayed for communication purposes. The idea of a portrait gallery dates back to the 1620s, when the Chateau de Beauregard’s gallery exhibited a large collection of portraits of French statesmen and kings. Later, the national portrait gallery was established in the United States. Other types of history museums include paintings of individuals. The first public museum in the world was opened in Paris in 1776.
The first museum was established in the ancient mediterranean. Hubbell, H. M., a British naturalist, had a large collection of natural specimens that he sold to a wealthy collector. Ashmole was a wealthy merchant and decided to donate his collection to the university. His donation was a great move that gave the museum its current name. The Ashmolean museum served the community in a variety of ways, including displaying objects from all over the world.
The first museum was opened in the ancient mediterranean, and is still one of the oldest institutions in the world. The first museum in the ancient mediterranean was the Ptolemy’s Zoo in Alexandria. He donated his collection to the University of Oxford in 1675. The Ashmolean Museum was the first university museum and included a lab. The Ashmolean Museum was the world’s first public university museum.