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The Most Amazing Museums in the World- An Infographic

The Most Amazing. MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD Rijksmuseum WHERE Amsterdam, the Netherlands The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to art and history. The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200-2000. HIGHLIGHT The collection of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. WHERE Madrid, Spain The Prado One of the top museums in Spain, The Prado Museum in Madrid features some of the best collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century. HIGHLIGHT Majas of Goya (La Maja Vestida and La Maja Desnuda) and Las Meninas by Velázquez. State Hermitage WHERE St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world and was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. It holds over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. HIGHLIGHT The museum itself exists in six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors The British Museum WHERE London, O England The largest museum in Britain. It looks after the national collection of archaeology and ethnography. It holds more than 8 million objects from different eras. HIGHLIGHT The Rosetta Stone, dating from 196BC the stone has a message carved into it in three different scripts: Creek, hieroglyphs and demotic Egyptian and allowed scholars to read hieroglyphics for the first time. The Metropolitan Museum of Art WHERE New York City, United States Also known as The Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. It has on display more than two million items from all over the world and from all eras is incredible. HIGHLIGHT The paintings include works of by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Rodin, and others. The Egyptian Collection showcases the tomb of Perneb and the Temple of Dendur. The Acropolis Museum WHERE Athens, Greece The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artefact found from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The museum lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. HIGHLIGHT The ground floor is transparent glass that provides a walk over an amazing history with a view of the archaeological excavation of the Acropolis itself The Potala Palace WHERE Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site. HIGHLIGHT The former quarters of the Dalai Lama have been preserved and feature a figure in the throne representing Tenzin Gyatso, the incumbent Dalai Lama Claude Monet's House and Gardens WHERE Giverny, 9 France. Unlike other museums on this list, it is the outdoors that truly is wonderful in Claude Monet's House and Gardens. Many of the plants that bloom in the garden were planted by Monet himself HIGHLIGHT The reconstructed Japanese Bridge which is immediately recognisable as it features in Monet's famous "Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies'. Chora Museum WHERE Istanbul, Turkey. The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the church was converted into a mosque and, finally, it became a museum in 1948. HIGHLIGHT The mosaics and frescoes in the Chora are the most beautiful examples dating from the last period of the Byzantine painting (14th century). The Louvre WHERE Paris, France. The Louvre, originally a medieval fortress, became a museum two centuries ago. The museum exterior is world famous due to the pyramid in the main entrance that was added in 1989. The museum's collections are among the most important in the world. HIGHLIGHT The works of several renaissance painters are housed in the Louvre but the most famous attraction is without a doubt Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" REFERENCES www.mirror.couk/news/uk-news/british-museum-top-10-exhibits-3013490 BFF BRACKEN FOAM FABRICATORS

The Most Amazing Museums in the World- An Infographic

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While the Louvre is widely regarded as one of the finest galleries and museum on earth, this infographic explores some other incredible museums that house amazing artwork and items of great historical...






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