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Endowment (N)

An endowment is a gift of money that is made to an institution or community, in order to provide it with an annual income.

Exhibit (N)

An object that is shown to the public in a museum or exhibition. 

In American English, 'exhibit' is also used for a collection of objects that is shown to the public in a museum,  similar to 'exhibition'. 

 

Exhibition (N)

A public display of works of art or items of interest, held in a museum or gallery for people to see.

 An exhibition can be part of a museum, or it can be a stand alone exhibition. Exhibitions can be temporary or permanent. A museum usually shows a large collection of various objects and artifacts, covering many different topics or themes. An exhibition is smaller and focused on a single topic or theme: a specific artist, a specific period in time,  a single object or event, etc.