Venice by Nicola Golea
Everyone should agree that museums are important: they preserve works of art, provide culture and entertainment, and do their best to educate everyone who walks through their doors. Oh, and they have some really pretty stuff to look at, too.
It’s understandable that not everyone is a ‘museum person’ – it’s possible to respect the importance of the arts without having to see all of them in person.
That said, some museums are just too good for people not to see. So, I have done the hard work and whittled the list down to only three museums that everyone needs to see at some point in their life.
Musee de Louvre, Paris, France
The building itself looks like it belongs in a museum – and that’s only the outside of possibly the best-known museum in the world. The collection ranges from antiquity to the 19th century, so there are going to be collections that are to be enjoyed by everyone: from entire apartments of Napoleon III to arena-sized rooms full of beautiful sculptures. And no visit is complete without seeing it’s most famous possession: the Mona Lisa.
American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York
When you enter the American Museum of Natural History, you encounter one of the most impressive collection of dinosaur bones in the world – and that’s before you even pay your admission. After this impressive sight, you will find taxidermied animals from all over the world, a Hall of Forests, fossils from all eras of human and animal history, and a planetarium. There are no paintings adorning the walls here: it’s all about the wild beauty of nature.
The British Museum, London, England
Visiting the British Museum is spending a day with all of human history. Among the 8-million items that makes up the museum’s collection are some of the oldest man-made items ever discovered. Also in the museum is the largest collection of Egyptian artifact outside of Egypt, including the famous Rosetta Stone. And the best part of the British Museum: admission is free. While in London, art enthusiasts can also check out the Saatchi Gallery. Emerging artists from around the world are given the opportunity to show case their work and share what inspires them. You can find additional information here.