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The Museum houses a world-renowned permanent collection ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art and representing a wide range of cultures. It was initially developed in the early twentieth century by such renowned curators as Stewart Culin, Herbert Spinden and William Henry Goodyear with the support of collectors and donors from Brooklyn and around the country.
Recently, the Museum has increased the use of new technology adding many interactive features to its website such as frequent blogs by Museum staff reporting on developments ranging from the museum’s excavation at the precinct of the Temple of the Goddess Mut in Luxor, Egypt, to the process of acquiring a major object for the collection. Additionally, many galleries now have kiosks where computers provide greater access to additional information about the art and culture. To enrich their experience and make it more convenient, visitors may now take cell phone tours of many collections and exhibitions.
The Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens including Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo.(read less)
Techniques & Media: Architecture, Film and Video Art, Installation, Mixed Media, New media, Painting, Photography, Print, Sculpture, Sound Art
Train: 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfers to the 2 and 3 are available from the 4 and 5 (at Nevins Street) and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street).
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