Cultural institutions are enduring features of society that are important to culture. This includes institutions of national culture, traditional culture, ethnic culture, subculture, global culture or popular culture. The most obvious cultural institutions are organizations such as museums that directly seek to preserve a culture. However, culture is also a living thing with institutions such as a school, business or festival that produces new culture or actively keeps tradition alive. The following are common examples of cultural institutions.
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SummaryThe two criteria that make an organization, place, structure or tradition a cultural institution is that they are durable and important to a culture. Durable implies that the institution has been sustained over a long period of time or is likely to be sustained long into the future. The following is a basic overview of cultural institutions with additional examples.Next: Institutions
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