Almost every museum in the world has been closed since the state of health emergency was announced. Today, most countries are seeing at least an ounce of hope in the epidemic situation. Many museums have already been reopened to the public, while respecting the barrier gestures. Here are the ten largest museums in the world. It’s up to you to choose.
Musée du Louvre in Paris, Smithsonian Institution in Washington and the British Museum in London
Le Louvre is full of relics from the history of the kings of France. It was originally a royal palace before becoming a museum two centuries ago. The Smithsonian Institution is a collection of 19 museums. Approximately 137 million objects of art telling of America are exposed there.
The British Museum in London is the largest British museum on ethnological and archaeological collection. Fascinating objects such as the Athenian Parthenon and prehistoric bones are present in huge numbers, nearly eight million objects on display.
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Prado Museum, Madrid and the Vatican Museums
The Hermitage Museum is the most spectacular art collection in Russia! It is one of the largest museums in the world. There are more than 3 million works of art from all over the world. For the abundance of classical masterpieces in the Prado Museum, we thank the royal family of Spain. The works exhibited there were commissioned little by little by the kings and queens who succeeded one another over the centuries.
The Vatican Museums are a group of twenty-two independent collections, all of unique splendor. It is almost unthinkable to stay in Rome without visiting them. The most popular is undoubtedly the Pio-Clementino Museum, with its breathtaking classical sculptures!
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
900,000 objects are on display at the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. It is the largest collection of history and art in Holland. It is most famous for its works of 17th century Dutch painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Ruysdael and Frans Hals. The Acropolis Museum is famous for its first-floor housing objects recovered from the side of the Acropolis, hence its name. Its fame is also based on its transparent glass floor above an archaeological excavation site.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is among the largest museums in the Western world. It is the largest collection of history and art in the United States of America. The Uffizi Gallery is recognized as having the largest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world. Most of the great names in Italian art are represented here.