Comprehension PassageIt may be argued that museums as an institution and an agen...
It may be argued that museums as an institution and an agency for transmitting cultural heritage are an artificial creature, so far as objects are removed from their natural or proper environments and put into museums which are a different environment altogether. However, it seems that museums themselves have come to be accepted and recognized as the best equipped institutions devised by man for the assemblage of cultural objects and their presentation and preservation for the present and future generations.
The artificial character of museums is however being gradually transformed into a cultural reality. Thus, just as one goes to the theatre for plays and other performing arts; the mosque, the church or the shrine for worship; the library for the printed word; today, it is to the museums one goes to see evidence of man's material outfit. For, no other institution or place so readily comes to mind as museums do when evidence of material culture is sought. Herein lies the importance of museums as cultural institutions and an agency for transmitting culture.
According to the passage which of the following is NOT part of the main functions of museums?
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The correct answer is B.
The given passage talks about museums as institutions that are designed for preserving and presenting cultural objects to future generations. The passage discusses how museums are becoming an important cultural reality as people visit them to see evidence of human material culture. The question asks which of the following is NOT part of the main functions of museums.
The options given are A) Preservative, B) Generation, C) Presentation, and D) Assemblage. To answer the question, we need to identify which function is not mentioned in the passage as a main function of museums. The passage talks about how museums are best equipped for the assemblage, presentation, preservation, and transmission of cultural heritage, but it does not mention anything about the generation of cultural objects. Therefore, the correct answer is B) Generation.
In summary, the passage discusses the importance of museums as cultural institutions for preserving and presenting cultural objects, and the question asks which function is not part of the main functions of museums. The correct answer is B) Generation, as the passage does not mention this as a main function of museums.
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