Famous Museums around the world

Famous Museums around the world

Introduction

Museums are amazing places to visit. They give us a chance to learn about the past and view some of the world’s most beautiful artwork. Below are five famous museums around the world that should be on your bucket list:

The Louvre

The Louvre is located in Paris, France and is the largest art museum in the world. It houses over 35,000 pieces of art ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. The most famous piece on display at The Louvre is probably Mona Lisa (La Joconde), which was painted by Leonardo da Vinci around 1516-1517 CE. It is one of the most visited musuems in the world.

The Louvre museum

The Rijksmuseum

One of the oldest museums in the world, The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. It’s located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South. This museum was founded in 1808 but closed down due to fire damage after World War II. In 1987 it reopened with new collections and buildings designed by Pierre Cuypers and Jacob Otten Husly respectively. It has become one of the largest museums in the world with over 7 million objects from every period from prehistory until today on display.

The Rijksmuseum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museum of art, with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. It was founded in 1870 and is the largest art museum in the United States. This is also the most visited musuem in the world. It has got around 2 millon collections. The area of this museum is 2 million square feet. This has the capacity to allow 6 million visitor every year.

The Metropolitan Museum

The Smithsonian Institution

With nearly 13 million objects in its collection, the Smithsonian Institution is one of the most prestigious museums in the world. It was founded in 1846 and now includes 19 museums, 9 research centers and zoo parks across Washington DC and beyond.

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) alone has over 126 million specimens including fossils, minerals, meteorites, insects and plants — that represent all 50 US states as well as every continent except Antarctica.

The Smithsonian Institution

The British Museum

The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture, located in London. Its permanent collection numbers some 8 million works, comprising some of the most important archaeological finds in the world.

The British Museum

The museum was founded in 1753, largely based on the collections of scientist Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). This is the largest building site in Europe. The number of collections is around millions. It has got so much of divsions and different collcetion from various parts of the world. You can learn about the two million years of human history here.

The Tate Modern Gallery, London

The Tate Modern Gallery, London

The Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world and houses works by Picasso and Matisse as well as pieces from other artists who were born more than 100 years ago. The museum opened in 2000 with an exhibition featuring work by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, two of Britain’s most famous contemporary artists at the time.

The Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station (originally called Bankside Electric Supply Company), which was built in 1947 but closed down by 1990 due to declining demand for electricity generation caused by rising prices and environmental concerns about pollution caused by coal use during that time period; it was then converted into an arts venue after being purchased by Tate group back when they were known as National Galleries Scotland Foundation Trustees Ltd., who wanted something different from traditional galleries because they felt those types weren’t attracting enough visitors anymore so they decided try something new instead – thus creating this amazing space where visitors can enjoy both traditional works like Impressionists paintings while also experiencing experimental ones such as digitally manipulated photographs created using software programs like Photoshop CS6.”

Takeaway:

The Tate Modern Gallery, London

The British Museum, London

The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York City

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Conclusion

There are many museums around the world that you can visit and enjoy. You can find them in different countries and cities, but they all have one thing in common: they have amazing artworks which will leave you speechless.

 

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