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Museums in the United States

Direct access to a wide variety of museum exhibitions and collections across the United States is invaluable for researchers in every aspect of museum development and management. While the sheer number and diversity of musems specializations precludes assembling any definitive list, the institutions listed here may serve as a useful survey of  how American museums exist and function.

Founded by James Henry Breasted (the first American to receive a doctorate in Egyptology) in 1919, the institute has long been recognized as the center for research on the ancient Near East.

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CAMEO: Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online- an indepth resource created by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, with coverage of over 10,000 types of materials .