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museum piece

an object of sufficient age or interest to be kept in a museum
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The ship will go on display at the space centre alongside Endeavour and Discovery as museum pieces.
Many of the old form books are museum pieces and recount early victories such as that of Wizard, who won the first running of the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1809.
Early gameboards or bejeweled sets made for royalty are priceless museum pieces beyond the reach of most hobbyists, but chess collectors still have a range of antique and modern sets to choose from.
The text is enhanced with hand-drawn illustrations as well as studio photos, photos of museum pieces and recent photography.
The stored items included 1970s' computer components that would now be museum pieces.
Nicholas Zumbulyadis's MEISSEN'S BLUE NAD WHITE PORCELAIN (0764324829, $49.95) packs well over 300 color photos of dining services, vases and more created by the Meissen porcelain manufactory, displaying pieces from rare, early 19th century museum pieces to 19th century easily-found plates.
Name the BBC2 programme that allows viewers to vote for their favourite museum pieces.
"It is vitally important that we preserve them for the future, not as museum pieces, but as working buildings with a valuable contribution to make to the city's business life."
They made many British cars of the 30s look like museum pieces and still cause a stir today.
However, ongoing research by Tanya Khijniak of the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology in Moscow and her colleagues is showing that microbial deterioration may be striking even the most-protected museum pieces.
Meticulously restored and cared for, these buildings are not simply museum pieces but are used as spaces to indulge his other typically Japanese hobbies: tea ceremonies, calligraphy and meditation.
These are no museum pieces, however, as they are used by San Franciscans on a daily basis to ride along their regenerated dock area, known as the Embarcadero.

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