Museums are an ideal place for those who are interested in history and culture. Nowadays, the world’s greatest museums offer a lot of interactive and interesting entertainment that can allow you to reveal the secret of history with your own unique way. In this collection we represent museums, which are the most famous and recognizable sights in the world.
The Louvre – is the national museum of France, one of the most visited museums in the world and the third largest in the world. In addition, the Louvre is one of the first European museums. The museum is located in the center of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. The basis of the Louvre is the fortress of the King of France, Philip II Augustus, built in the late 12th century. As a museum, the Louvre opened to visit in 1793, during the French Revolution. The most famous masterpieces of the Louvre are the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the ancient Greek sculptures of Venus de Milo and Victory of Samothrace.
The National Gallery of Art (National Gallery of Art) is an art museum located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The gallery contains one of the best museum collections in the world, including works of art by European and American masters: paintings, graphics, sculptures, watercolors, photographs, a collection of porcelain and objects of decorative and applied art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded by a group of American businessmen, artists and thinkers on April 13, 1870. The museum’s collection took its beginning with 174 paintings from three European private collections. The Metropolitan Museum was first opened to the public in 1872 at 681 Fifth Avenue. In 1873 the museum moved to the Douglas mansion. Finally, in 1880 the museum took its current location – in the Central Park on Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Street).
The Uffizi Gallery – one of the most famous museums of painting and sculpture in the world, is located on the Uffizi square in Florence. Its collection of paintings includes recognized masterpieces of all time, including the works of Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. It also exhibits works of German, Dutch and Flemish masters, such as Durer, Rembrandt and Rubens.
The State Hermitage Museum – one of the largest museums in the world, it has a collection of about three million works of art. The Hermitage collection includes paintings, graphics, sculpture and objects of applied art, archaeological finds, numismatic material, and a gallery of jewelry.
The Prado Museum is one of the largest museums. It represents a collection of paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts, as well as world masterpieces by masters of Spanish, Italian, Flemish and other European art schools.
The British Museum, founded in 1753, is the first national public museum in the world and one of the largest museums on the planet. The museum building occupies an area equal to the area of 9 football fields. The number of visitors during the museum’s existence has increased from 5000 a year in the eighteenth century to almost 6 million today.
Egyptian Museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian art. The history of the museum began in 1835 with instructions from the Egyptian government to arrange an exhibition of exhibits belonging to the government with the aim of preventing their looting. The building of the current museum in neo-classical style was built in 1900 according to the design of the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum collection contains over 120,000 works of Egyptian art from the prehistoric era to the Greco-Roman period.