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A museum is a public institution that usually performs an educational service to society. Holotypes of fossil species can be preserved in a museum with a paleontological collection. The key tasks of museums are:
- Collection: expand, store and manage a structured collection
- Exhibition: The exhibition of (part of) this collection
- Education: facilitating education and public information
- Research: conducting and supporting research on the collection
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