The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture <ul><li>On 7 February 1852 the first Russian public museum was opened to visitors in the building of the New Hermitage </li></ul><ul><li>the 19th century brought changes in the life of the royal residence as well </li></ul><ul><li>The official and private life of the imperial family took place within these walls </li></ul>The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of
the former state residence of the Russian emperors
The collection <ul><li>art and artefacts of the world culture </li></ul>
The Grand Louvre <ul><li>located on the Right Bank of the Seine . </li></ul><ul><li>as a fortress by Philip II in the 12th century </li></ul>The etymology of the name Louvre is also uncertain The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments such as Egyptian antiquities
Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman , Islamic art, Sculpture, Decorative arts, Painting, Prints and drawings
The British Museum <ul><li>founded in 1753 </li></ul>It contains one of the world's richest collections of antiquities and (until 1997) one of the largest libraries in the world: British Library. monuments of primitive and antique culture, Ancient East culture, the richest collection of engravings, pictures, ceramics, coins.
The British Museum library <ul><li>1973 </li></ul>The British Museum Library has a very big collection of printed books and manuscripts, both old and new The British Museum's collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures mirrors the city of London's global variety