The English have a proverb of a picture that is worth a thousand words, so how valuable a place is to become an art museum like the Sistine Chapel that contains a treasure trove of artists’ masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, …?
A visit to the museum will be an opportunity for you to absorb the treasure of knowledge and enlighten the soul.
The British Museum in London
Established in 1753, the British Museum is the first national museum built to attract more than 5,000 visitors every year. Sir Hans Sloane, a physicist, has collected over 71,000 items since the time of King George II.
The British Museum went into operation on 7 June 1753, with the first collection of books, manuscripts, ethnographic materials, and some antiques. In 1757, King George presented the Old Royal Library to the museum. Since then, the collections kept growing and expanding. By now, the British Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world
Louvre Museum in Paris
The Louvre is an art and history museum located in the heart of Paris, France. Located in the historic center of the city, on the banks of the Seine, the Louvre was a fortress built by King Philip Auguste in the early 13th century.
The museum was opened at the time of the revolution in 1793. It is also the first national museum of France, preserving royal collections, sculptures and valuable paintings.
The Louvre’s original artifacts were mainly from the royal collection and church properties confiscated during the revolution. After the defeat of the French army at the Battle of Waterloo, most of these artifacts returned to their former owners. Today, it is one of the largest, oldest museums and also has the most visitors to the world.
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford City
Located on Beaumont Street, Oxford England, the Ashmolean Art and Archaeological Museum is the oldest museum, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The museum was opened in 1683, until now, the museum building was rebuilt in 1845. It houses many valuable collections such as Oxyrhynchus Papyri’s artifacts, manuscripts from the ruins. the ancient Egyptians of Oxyrhynchus, including the New Bible, paintings by the famous artists Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and many watercolors by Pablo Picasso.