TOP MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York City
The history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was started in 1866 in Paris by a group of American people, who make thoughts how art education could be available to the public. Τhe museum opened on 13th April 1870 at the historic Dodworth Building. However, the location of the museum changed in 1880 and it was transferred to its permanent location on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street. Here, you will find artworks that are dated many years back, including 7th century Islamic art and the well-known “The Dance Class” painting by Edgar Degas.
Louvre Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world, where visitors can see an outstanding collection of artworks. Some of the most well-known masterpieces of art, which are included in the gallery of the Louver Museum, are the “Mona Lisa” painting by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” and “The Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss”. The Louvre Museum was used as a royal palace during the 16th century. The Louvere opened officially as a museum in 1793.
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The National Palace Museum, Taipei
In the National Palace Museum you can see artworks that are related with the Ming and Qing dynasties. Also, there is an outstanding 700.000 piece collection of imperial artifacts, encompasses and Tang Yin calligraphic works. Finally, a must-see sight of the National Palace Museum is the Chinese Song- and Ming-style Zhishan Garden.
Visit one of the most impressive museums in the world. The terracotta sculptures show the armies of Qin Shi Huang, who was the first Emperor of China. The terracotta army was originally created back to the late 3rd century. This amazing masterpiece of art was discovered in 1974. The terracotta army consists of more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.
The Terracotta Army Museum, Xi'an, China
The British Museum, London
At the beginning, the British Museum, the first national museum in the world, was a natural history museum. The establishment of the British Museum by King George II was very important, because the public had access to the physician Sir Hans Sloane’s collection, which consists of more than 68.000 pieces. More exhibits were gradually added in the museum. Today, some of the most famous exhibits are the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone.
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