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A cultural institution or cultural organization is an organization within a culture or subculture that works for the preservation or promotion of culture.[1] The term is especially used of public and charitable organizations, but its range of meaning can be very broad. Examples of cultural institutions in modern society are museums, libraries, archives, churches, art galleries, theaters, concert halls and opera houses.

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  1. ^ "CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS definition". Retrieved 2022-07-12.