Museums all over the world invite the curious to explore different cultures and experience transcendent exhibitions. Though some might think that visiting a museum is a boring experience, museums have mastered the art of making their exhibits engaging and captivating. Here are some great examples of such exhibits. The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, State Hermitage Museum, and National Gallery of Canada are just a few examples.
The Louvre museum is home to some of the world’s most famous paintings. The building itself is over a thousand years old and was constructed by King Philip Augustus in the 12th century. He wanted to create a fortress to protect the city from wolves and built a thick fence along the Seine river. It was considered the gold standard for fortresses at the time.
If you are in Paris, you should definitely visit the Musee d’Orsay. It is a museum situated in the 7th arrondissement, right on the River Seine. The museum is accessible by metro and RER.
State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia and is home to three million works of art. One of the oldest art galleries in the world, it displays collections in six buildings, including the Winter Palace, the official residence of the Russian Tsars. The museum has branches throughout the world, including in London, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.
National Gallery of Canada
As one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, the National Gallery of Canada is dedicated to preserving works of art in all media and interpreting them through a variety of means. The museum is housed in an iconic public building and is known for its collection of Canadian and Indigenous art. Recently, the gallery renewed its narrative in order to reflect the history and diversity of artistic production in Canada.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum is an international treasure trove of artifacts. Its collection spans 8,000 years of Chinese art history. The collection contains famous ancient paintings, valuable jewels and fine ceramics. It also features valuable articles from the Qing imperial family.
National Gallery of Nigeria
The National Gallery of Nigeria is a parastatal institution under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and is responsible for the collection of contemporary art and culture in Nigeria. It has six branch locations across the country. In addition to its flagship gallery in Abuja, the gallery has a Modern Art Gallery and a Portrait Gallery, which is currently under construction in Minna, Niger State. Besides displaying paintings and other art works, the gallery also hosts workshops and studios for young upcoming artists.