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This museum workshop containing tools and supplies has been in use for decades.

A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. Apart from the larger factories, workshops were the only places of production in the days before industrialisation.

In transport industries, workshops can be distinguished from garages, which are primarily used for storage, servicing and minor repairs.

In education, a workshop is a brief intensive course, a seminar or a series of meetings emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a usually small number of participants.

In art, a workshop can be another name for a large studio that involves assistants or can be the name given to lessons taught by an artist where skills are shared with students. It may include theoretical as well as practical tips and exercises for learning the art.

E-workshops is the use of Internet technologies to provide workshop meetings, emphasizing interaction and exchange of information normally between a supplier and its customer. Usually with a small number of participants which are located in different locations. In practice E-workshops is more than just webmeetings, videoconferences or e-meetings by creating a customer test environment for interaction and focuses deeply into the solution for the customer. E-workshop is normally the start of a consultative project as it can define a project objectives, organisation and strategy.

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