The Most Famous Museums In The World

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The Most Famous Museums In The World

  1. 1. Helping people understand and appreciate the natural world The history of civilizations The record of humanity's artistic, scientific, and technological achievements
  2. 2. • A major center for research and education • 16 museums, the National Zoo, and several prominent research centers • 1846 • The bequest of James Smithson Learn More
  3. 3. • 140 million items • Masterpieces of modern sculpture • The world's oldest fossil • The original compass used by the Lewis and Clark expedition to the American West
  4. 4. The Hermitage • Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from Berlin • Over 2.7 million exhibits Learn More
  5. 5. • A neoclassical 19th-century building reconstructed from the Baroque Winter Palace (1754 - 1762) • Museum complex: the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage
  6. 6. • The department of primitive culture (1931) 450,000 items - from the early Stone Age to the Formation of the Russian state • The department of antiquities - from Ancient Greece and Rome, Roman sculptural portraits
  7. 7. • The numismatic department 1,100,000 items Italian Renaissance medals by Antonio Pisano, Benvenuto Cellin • The department of the history of Russian culture (1941) from palaces, mansions, private collections and small museums
  8. 8. • A museum of human history and culture in London • 7 million objects Learn More • Illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present
  9. 9. • Established in 1753 • Based on the collections of Sir Hans Sloane (collection of curiosities) • An encyclopedia of nature Museum, Video and of art
  10. 10. • Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan Egyptian antiquities • Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities Antiquities from the Classical world (from 3200BC to the 4th c AD)
  11. 11. • Department of Prehistory and Europe the art and archaeology of Europe the history of Britain under Roman occupation • Department of Conservation and Scientific Research (1920) ceramics & glass; metals; organic material; stone, wall paintings and mosaics

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