Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote appreciation for and enjoyment and understanding of the visual, performing, folk, and media arts; the humanities (archaeology, art history, modern and classical languages, philosophy, ethics, theology, and comparative religion); history and historical events; and/or communications (film, video, publishing, journalism, radio, television).
Scope notes: Includes: Museums and halls of fame; historic preservation programs; organizations that provide services to artists, performers, entertainers, writers, or humanities scholars; programs which promote artistic expression of or within ethnic groups and cultures; art and performing art schools, centers, and studios; historical societies; and genealogical or heredity-based organizations (e.g., Sons of the Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy).
Excludes: Cultural exchange programs (see Q-International, Foreign Affairs & National Security); libraries and reading programs (see B-Education); botanical gardens, nature centers (see C-Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification) or zoos (see D-Animal-Related).
Organizations that acquire, preserve, research, exhibit and provide for the educational use of works of art, objects or artifacts that are related to the study of zoology, biology, botany, mineralogy, geology and other natural sciences; history; archeology; or science and technology. Use this code for types of museums not specified below.
Key words: Archaeological Museums; Archeological Museums; Automobile Museums; Boat Museums; Circus Museums; Comedy Museums; Crime Museums; Culture-Specific Museums; Doll Museums; Film Museums; Fire-Fighting Museums; Forestry Museums; Gun Museums; Hall of Fame; Historic Ships; Hobby Museums; Holocaust Museums; Lapidary Arts Museums; Logging/Lumber Museums; Mapparium Museums; Marine Museums; Maritime Museums; Model Train Museums; Money/Numismatic Museums; Motion Picture Museums; Musical Instrument Museums; Naval Museums; Observatories; Philatelic Museums; Planetaria; Planetarium; Postal Museums; Railroad Museums; Religious Museums; Scouting Museums; Ship Museums; Specialized Museums; Sport Halls of Fame; Sports Museums; Theater Museums; Toy Museums; Train Museums; Transportation Museums; Video Museums; Visitors Center; Wax Museums; Whaling Museums; Woodcarving Museums
Scope notes: Includes: Folk arts, ethnic museums; Marine, maritime museums; Planetariums; Sports and hobby museums including halls of fame; and Other specialized museums.
Excludes: Ethnic organizations that are not museums. Use Cultural & Ethnic Awareness (A23).
See also: Botanical Gardens & Arboreta; Environmental Education; Zoos & Aquariums