FUNCTIONS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MESEUMS

.MUSEUMS: These are places or buildings where information and objects are preserved it involves all terms, which show culture,political-economic and technological development from the past to the present.




Objects can be early coins, clothes, mineral cowries, or religious and ceremonial symbols. Museums can be national, Regional, District and village.e.g. National Museums in DaresSalaam, Bagamoyo, Butiama, Kalenga Iringa.

FUNCTIONS OF MUSEUMS

  • Preserve historical documents and objects.
  • Shows concrete remains of objects.
  • It is a place for tourist and study tours.
  • It is the center of cultural and national identity.

ADVANTAGES OF MUSEUMS




 It preserves objects, which are used as teaching aids.
 The museum preserves culture and national identity.
 It used by the researcher (source of information)
 It acts as a tourist centre.
 People learn about technological development.
 Enable learners to arouse creativity.

DISADVANTAGES OF MUSEUMS.

  • It needs knowledgeable people.
  • It is possible to distort information through biases by the museum attendant.




  • Poor preservation of past items e.g. coins, pieces of cloth, and slaves chain can distort information.
  • It needs extensive care to maintain its beauty or origin.