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A building, group of buildings or space devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value.

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ART GALLERY A building in which works of art are displayed, permanently or temporarily.
EXHIBITION CENTRE A building used to stage temporary exhibitions.
EXHIBITION HALL A hall used for housing public displays.
VISITOR CENTRE A building or complex with public facilities, information, interpretative displays, presentations and exhibitions, set within a scenic area or close to a historic building or site. Linked Data resource