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Old June 18th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #221
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Top 5 (in terms of richness and importance of the artifacts they exhibit) in no order

Louvre
British Museum
National Archaeological Museum of Greece
Vatican Museum
Egyptian Museum
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Old August 8th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #222
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El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered to be among the greatest museums of art. The principal attraction takes root in the wide presence of Velázquez, Francisco de Goya (the artist more extensively represented in the collection), Titian, Rubens and Bosch, of that it possesses the best collections that exist on a global scale
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Old August 11th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #223
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Paulista Museum (or Ipiranga Museum) in São Paulo

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Old August 14th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #224
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Easy, British Museum. Louvre coming as second.
Have had the pleasure to visit both.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #225
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Henry Ford and Greenfield village Dearborn michigan!!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #226
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I think that only tree museums in the world can claim the title of the best museum. It's becase of their great collections of art including ancient times till modern art. Also this richest collections are held in no less remarkable buildings:
So, my top tree is:
1.The Louvre in Paris, France

2.The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia

3.The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain
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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #227
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I never enjoy in the museums. I like science museum instead.

Here's one in Manila.

Mind Museum:
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Five main galleries: the story of the Universe, the story of an Atom, the story of Life, Earth, and Technology.


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Old July 18th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #228
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they think the virtual museum lima,peru

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Old July 18th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #229
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Best museum? That's a question without answer, art museum? sciences museum? IMHO opinion best museum is Louvre.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #230
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:33 AM   #231
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Louvre
Vatican Museums
The Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #232
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Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, UK. Photo by me

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Old November 26th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #233
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1) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
2) National Gallery (London)
3) British Museum (London)
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Old November 26th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #234
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Hell yes. Since I last posted here, I visited quite a few museums I hadn't seen, previously, and a few museums of Scotland now feature high in my list. The Kelvingrove is easily the best I've ever seen, in terms of the educational process that a museum is supposed to offer. Also, the National Gallery of Scotland (in Edinburgh) is one of the classiest old-school fine arts museums possible. The collection was a tremendous surprise. Finally, the Riverside in Glasgow was just stunning and a great place to be.
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Of course no other museums in the world have 5000 square meters frescoed by the king of western art: Michelangelo. This only would put Vatican Museums above the rest. Beside Michelangelo, in the same Sixtine chapel, you have Perugino and Botticelli's frescoes. The Raphael's room frescoes are the masterpiece of Rapahel. In the not yet accessible parts you have great pieces of art too, like the Raphael's Loggia, the Bramante's courtyard, the Ducal Rooms by Bernini, the sala Regia frescoes by Vasari...and I can continue for an hour and an half.

I still don't see the Gallerie dell'Accademia of Venice, the Museo Archeologico and the Museo di Capodimonte of Naples or even the Galleria di Brera of Milan, each one of them easily can match the Prado or the national gallery in terms of cornerstones in western art. This says much of the still unexpressed potential of Italy's tourism.
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To let you enjoy the great art collection of the Brera Museum in Milan. Unluckily it's in Italy, so it have to face with monster museums like the Vaticans or the Uffizi, but would it be in another EU country, it would be the most important of that country.

Let's start. I will just show the cornerstone of western art, the painting that changed the style or have been just so much influential. There is just an overwhelming quantity of iconic paintings.
In this thread I saw a lot of blablabla but few discussion about actual quality paintings. So let's fix it. This one is from Brera, one of the most important museums in the world, yet incredibly not so world famous as it would clearly deserves.

Renaissance. The Dead Christ, Andrea Mantegna.



Renaissance. Giovanni Bellini, the Pietà:



Renaissance. Madonna con Bambino, Giovanni Bellini.



Renaissance. Preaching of St. Mark in Alexandria of Egypt, Giovanni & Gentile Bellini. A ginormous painting of 3,5 x 8 meters.



Another super famous one, the finding of the body of St. Mark, Tintoretto, Baroque.



Another most influential one. Every art history book talks about it.
Savoldo, Pala Pesaro. Renaissance.



Master of the Pala Sforzesca, Pala Sforzesca. High Renaissance masterpiece.



Madonna by Bramantino, Renaissance. Almost an abstract painting, as usual for a painting by mysterious Bramantino.



Crucifixion by Bramantino, Renaissance:



This might be one of the most important painting of all the times. Of course in the top 10. Raffaello, Sposalizio della Vergine



Bramante, Cristo alla Colonna, renaissance.



Pala Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca. In Art history books there is a full chapter about this manifesto of renaissance painting. Of course is one of the best painting in the world. To me this is top three, let's be humble and make it top 5



The Last Supper by Rubens, baroque. Look at the face of Judas...



Caravaggio, Cena in Emmaus, another super iconical one.



Francesco Hayez, the kiss. Romanticism.



A super iper iconical one, the Fiumana by Pellizza da Volpedo. The other version is in the Museo del Novecento in the central Duomo Square in Milan.



Antonio Canova, Napoleon as Mars the Peacekeeper. Neoclassicism.



A copy of this masterpiece by Canova is to be found in the baroque courtyard in a scenographical position.



And of course, this one is not in Brera but in the Unesco site Santa Maria alle Grazie church refectory, but this one is worth on its own to deserve a visit in Milan. Lonardo da Vinci's biggest masterpiece, his most influential work of art and one of the most iconic paintings of all the times. Yes, it is in Milan. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. 40 square meters of painting by the second best painter of all the times after Michelangelo.



...can you believe that in 2014 there is still someone who doesn't know that the last supper is in Milan? My oh my...

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Old July 11th, 2014, 07:12 PM   #237
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The Mucem is a newly opened museum in Marseilles, France.
This museum, which is about euro-mediterranean civilisation is made of two buildings : A new one (in black) linked to an ancient fortress by a bridge.
The site also host the Cerem (in white) which provide a large show room for art, a cinema auditorium and a conference room

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Old July 11th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #238
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1. Louvre - has one of, if not the most, important collection of art taken as a whole. Simply the king of museums.
2. Pompidou Center - revolutionized museums as a meeting place for people to really engage with art. Led to museums to think more about how they layout and present their art to patrons. Not to mention the groundbreaking architecture.
3. Met - one of the most extensive and important collections in the world. But what sets this one apart is its cultural impact - the Met Gala and the yearly costume institute exhibitions regularly influence fashion and art today. Plus the roof garden exhibits with the view of Central Park and the skyline are unbeatable. The rooftop exhibits are often very forward thinking as well.
4. Museum of Modern Art - best museum for modern art in the world. Period. Not only in terms of collections but for the vast number of influential exhibitions and retrospectives past and present. It is THE museum for modern art.
5. Tate Modern - while not as extensive as MoMA, it is as much a work of art as the works it displays, utilizing the old power station space extremely well. Great exhibitions too.

Others: Victoria and Albert, British Museum (if modern art museums weren't considered I would put this at number 4), Prado, Uffizi, Guggenheim.

And while this is definitely not the best/biggest museum in the world, I want to give a shout out to the DIA in Beacon, NY. Just one of the most beautiful, surreal museums I've ever been to. And it's really about the ART there. Here's their website http://www.diaart.org/sites/main/beacon
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:37 PM   #239
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no mentions for the Vaticans Museums (that for many is the true king of museums)? The Ermitage? mmmh...
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Old July 12th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #240
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^each one of us draws from his own experience... No point rating places we've not been to.
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