The Most Visited Museum around the World

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The Most Visited Museum around the World
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Other than to preserve and exhibit historial or cultural valueable items, museums are one of the way to educate the public vividly, and it sounds good!  Feeling want to join the 2.9M people who visited Louvre even amidst of the pandamic?

1. Louvre

The Louvre Museum is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France.  The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace.

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During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation's masterpieces. The museum now gaining more than 20,000 pieces of collection that now divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.

I have to amid  that the Mona Lisa is the MUST visit piece though tons of human are still surrounding her.

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A sweet reminder, please don't missed out The Winged Victory of Samothrace if you're in the Louvre!!

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2. Russian Museum

The Russian Museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg. The one of the largest museum in the country was founded in 1895 by Tsar Nicholas II. It houses over 400,000 exhibits, which include the largest collection of Russian icons outside of Russia.

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The collection initially consisted of paintings transferred from the Hermitage and the Imperial Academy of Arts, as well as from out-of-town tsarist residences.The State Russian Museum's extensive collection contains more than 400,000 pieces of art, spanning a wide range of styles from ancient Russian icons to socialist realism. Here are just a few of the museum's many treasures:

Portrait of Yevgraf Vladimirovich Davydov painted by Orest Kiprensky in 1809 
The Ninth Wave painted by Ivan Aivazovsky in 1850
Ceremonial Sitting of the State Council on 7 May 1901 Marking the Centenary of its Foundation painted by Ilya Repin in 1930

3. The MET

Located in the heartbeat of the city, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most renowned museums in the world. Founded in 1870, it houses a collection of over two million works of art, spanning a period of five thousand years.

Sunset in Met
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You're allowed to indulging one self in the world of arts spanning from prehistory to the present, from ancient sculptures to modern paintings, once you visited the museum.

You've to try exposing yourself under the sun but without feeling warm in The MET!

Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" painted by Georges Seurat in 1884

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三代目大谷鬼次の奴江戸兵衛 | Kabuki Actor Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei in the Play The Colored Reins of a Loving Wife  by Tōshūsai Sharaku in1794

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4. British Museum

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