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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #141
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Old June 21st, 2009, 07:07 PM   #142
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I was surprised you didn't mention any German museums in your list, especially the ones in Berlin. For Egyptian and Greek artifacts, the Pergamon museum is top level for instance. The Ethnography Museum (again in Berlin) is, according to various sources, number one, followed by the Branly Museum in Paris (which has just opened). And if you want to get a sense of Old Masters in Germain painting, you have to go to Munich Pincotheque: it's the only place where you have a real vision of Germain painting history, since usually museums outside Germany struggle to display significant pieces in quantity and quality (it's a bit like Spanish painting that you can only appreciate in the Prado). The same goes for German Modern Art : you have to go the Modern Art Museum in Berlin.

All in all, Berlin is surely in the top four cities regarding variety and richness of museums, along with New York, Paris and London, that's why I was surprised to see no mention of it in your otherwise great list.
I wholeheartedly agree. Sad that noone seem to list Berlin with its gorgeous Museum island among the best museums. Seems like most people just say what is 'most popular' or only because everyone else names this or that.

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Old June 21st, 2009, 10:59 PM   #143
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My top 3 museums:

1) British Museum, London
2) Natural History Museum, London.
3) Vatican Museum, Rome.

Victoria&Albert Museum is very underrated. It has a fine array of objects.

I would like to visit Louvre Museum very much.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM   #144
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Guggenheim Museum

I would like to visit Louvre someday.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:31 PM   #145
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I wholeheartedly agree. Sad that noone seem to list Berlin with its gorgeous Museum island among the best museums. Seems like most people just say what is 'most popular' or only because everyone else names this or that.

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And I have to agree as well!
Tell me which other museum complex (5 museums) is, like in Berlin, UNESCO World Heritage too?
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 02:08 AM   #146
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I'll list a few of my favorite museums, with special emphasis on the smaller and/or not so well-known ones.

I'll start in Chicago: the Oriental Institute.

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Paris, Musée Gustave Moreau

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Munich, Museum/Villa Stuck



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Old June 24th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #147
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Old June 24th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #148
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1- HERMITAGE МУЗЕЙ

2- LOUVRE MUSEE

3- MUSEO DEL PRADO
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #149
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #150
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I've heard many positive comments about the Hermitage also. Hope to visit it one day.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #151
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Hermitage and Russian museum in S-Petersburg
Louvre and d'Orsay in Paris
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #152
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It's a shame because Spain greatly contributed to modern art history thanks to Gris, Picasso, Miro, Dali, but unfortunately all these artists decided to live in Paris and/or NYC, endowing French or American museums more than their Spanish counterparts.
Actually these are all Catalans or kicked off in Catalunya such as Picasso. The main reason for not seeing a lot of works in Madrid.

For Miro head to the Fundacio Miro on Barcelona's Montjuic. To see Picasso's formation head to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. To see Dali head to Figueres.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #153
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Focussing on paintings:

1- MUSEO DEL PRADO

2- HERMITAGE

3 - Rijksmuseum

4 - MOMA

If we are talking about museums in general. The Terracotta army in X'ian is the favourite I ever visited by far.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #154
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Regarding Italian paintings, some painters (Veronese, Tiziano, Tintoretto, the Venetian school of painting in general) reflecting Spanish kings' personal tastes, are particularly well displayed, while others are almost not there. The same goes for Flemisch painting.
And Velazquez' tastes as he was responsible for completing the collection.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #155
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Actually these are all Catalans or kicked off in Catalunya such as Picasso. The main reason for not seeing a lot of works in Madrid.
Catalans are Spanish anyway.

I think the Louvre wins hands down in the category of encyclopedic museums (and the British Museum+National Gallery if considered combined). I have to admit though that, despite being the epytome of museum, they all tend to be a bit frigid and souless compared to art museums that developed naturally over the times, often as the collection of a court or a single family, and are still housed in their original buildings. I won't mention which country has plenty of them, despite having few (if any) encyclopedic museums.
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I second Federicoft.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #157
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I don't like supermarket museums
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Old July 6th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #158
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In terms of rich content:
1. Paris Louvre
2. London BM
3. Hermitage
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Catalans are Spanish anyway.

I think the Louvre wins hands down in the category of encyclopedic museums (and the British Museum+National Gallery if considered combined). I have to admit though that, despite being the epytome of museum, they all tend to be a bit frigid and souless compared to art museums that developed naturally over the times, often as the collection of a court or a single family, and are still housed in their original buildings. I won't mention which country has plenty of them, despite having few (if any) encyclopedic museums.
They are not be found in the musea of Madrid however. That was the point I'm making. Besides Catalans are Catalans. Pretty obvious.
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Catalans and Spanish. One does not exclude the other.
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