In this day and age, we seldom find art lovers anymore. Kids have suddenly become accustomed to holding gadgets and you can hardly even ask them to go out of the house anymore to explore the world, much less go to a museum and appreciate the finer things in life like arts. For those who were born already in love with art and museums, though, below is a list of five of the most enchanting, gorgeous and well-stocked museums in the entire universe which, if you let your kids or friends read, might just encourage and steer them to the art path. So here goes:
I think everyone would agree that this museum has got to be THE most famed and prominent museum of all. It’s not a wonder why The Louvre is most frequented, why, its displays and collections are estimated to be more than 30,000 including paintings, sculptures and all other sorts of famous artworks. The great Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, graces this wondrous museum too, with a special shrine of its own protected by bulletproof glass inside a climate controlled area. Not only that, it also houses the works of other famous artists like Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio.
The Egyptian Museum
From the name itself, this museum holds the most complete collection of all Egyptian arts in the entire world. Otherwise known as the Museum of Cairo, as it is, obviously, located in Cairo, Egypt, this building full of interesting and valuable things houses the Gold Mask of Tutankhamun which is made out of eleven kilogrammes of pure gold. Imagine that! If you are a fan of ancient treasures, then you better go and visit this place at once, for it holds over 120,000 objects from ancient times.
The Vatican Museum
Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, the Vatican Museums is said to shelter an immense collection of arts. It is a series of rooms totalling to 1,400, chapels and galleries. One of its chapels is called the Sistine Chapel, the walls of which were decorated by no less than Michelangelo himself. Also part of the Vatican Museums is the St. Peters Basilica, noted and renowned for being the biggest Catholic Church in the world.
The National Archaeological Museum
In Athens, Greece, this museum is one of the rare places where a well-documented history of the country can be seen. If you think that the name Ludwig Lange sounds quite familiar, it’s probably because of he, together with Panagiotis Kalkos, designed the neoclassical building we now know as the National Archaeological Museum. Noteworthy sights that can be found inside the museum are colourful paintings dating back to 1500 BC, statues, jewellery and pottery.
The Tokugawa Art Museum
This private museum houses one of Japan’s National Treasures, the Genji Monogatari Emaki, which are prized and treasured documents of The Tale of Genji. The Tokugawa clan was a family of military commanders who reigned over Japan from 1600 to 1868. The museum basically contains superb samurai swords and armours, pottery and clothing that were once worn by the Tokugawas.
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