Every nation across the globe boasts of its culture and heritage. The traces of the earlier civilizations and cultures are preserved in the form of museums. These museums enact as facilitators thus enabling the people of the present generation to connect, understand and explore the culture, people, artistic wonders and articrafts of the past generations. Let me tell you about a few renowned museums of the world.
- Le Lourve Museum in Paris, France:
This museum was a fortress during the medieval ages. It was the house/palace of the king of France. It was turned into a museum about two centuries ago. The highlighting feature of this museum is the Pyramid that was built and unveiled in 1989. This pyramid is located at the entrance of the museum. This museum boasts of being one of the largest museums in the world and houses approximately 35000 masterpieces of art. Some of the well- known works here are the Milan de Crotone, Venus du Milo, Monalisa and the Liberty leading the people.
- Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, U.S.A :
This Smithsonian is the largest museum in the world pertaining to research. This institution houses 19 different museums and galleries. It has the National Air and Space Museum that holds the world’s largest collection for air and space crafts. There are more than 137 million objects displayed here that speak of the American history and the legacy. The main attractions of these museums are the dresses of all the first ladies of USA, the Gem Hall and the National Museum of American history.
- The British Museum in London, U.K.:
This is the largest museum in Great Britain. it was opened in the year 1753 and hosts the display of carvings of 196 B.C.’s Rosetta Stone. It houses an enormous collection pertaining to archaeological and ethnological streams. It has a collection of about more than 8 million objects ranging from gold jewels to prehistoric bones and a lot more to explore. Scores of Egyptian antiques are housed here.* *
- The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece:
This museum focuses on the archaeological sites based in Acropolis area of Athens. Unveiled in 2009, this museum covers about 14000 square meters area and boasts of housing 4000 art works.
- The Rijksmseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands:
Established in the 1800’s this museums boasts of housing 9, 00,000 objects pertaining to Amsterdam’s art and history. The Night Watch is the most famous painting housed in this museum. Most of the works of Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ruysdael and other known masters of The Netherlands are displayed here.
- The Prado in Madrid, Spain:
Opened for public display in the year 1819, this museum hosts a large collection of 1000 sculptures, 8200 drawings, 7,600 paintings and 4,800 prints. The works of El Greco, Goya and Velasquez are displayed in this museum. The royal family of Spain is credited for the collection and preservation of the masterpieces.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NewYork , U.S.A:
This Museum has the collection of arts from all the time periods, ages and locations. It has masterpieces from Asian art, Islamic art, modern art, Ancient Egypt and African art. It has more than 2 million pieces of work.
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