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A design museum is a "museum with a focus on "product, "industrial, "graphic, "fashion and "architectural design. Many design museums were founded as museums for "applied arts or "decorative arts and started only in the late 20th century to collect "design.

The first museum of this kind was the "Victoria and Albert Museum in "London. In "Germany the first museum of decorative arts was the Deutsches-Gewerbe-Museum zu Berlin (now "Kunstgewerbemuseum), founded in 1868 in "Berlin.[1]

Also some museums of "contemporary or "modern art have important design collections, like the "MoMA in New York, the "Centre Pompidou in "Paris. A special concept has been realised in the Pinakothek der Moderne in "Munich, in which four independent museums cooperate, one of them being "Die Neue Sammlung – the largest design museum in the world.

Today corporate museums like the "Vitra Design Museum, Museo Alessi or Museo Kartell play an important role.

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  1. ^ Dimaki, Angeliki; Dimakis, Christos E. (May 2006). "From a physical design museum towards a virtual design museum: Or how museology, new technologies and design meet" (PDF). 5th Nordcode Seminar and Workshop, Oslo, May 10–12, 2006. Nordcode. Retrieved 2008-06-10.  External link in |publisher= ("help)

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