If you’ve noticed, the topic of the previous entries on this blog were centered mainly around Israel museums. For a change, this entry will feature museums from different countries around the world where Mel Lifshitz have been to.
For Melly Lifshitz, museum exploration should always be in every traveler’s itinerary. You’ll be missing a lot about the history and culture of the place if you crash-out your museum visit from your list. Below is the list of his top 3 museums from around the world.
Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris – Who hasn't heard about Paris’ Louvre Museum? It houses the world’s most famous piece of art – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It is tagged as the world’s most famous museum and also one of the largest. Louvre Museum is the main landmark of Paris with more or less 35,000 objects (from prehistory to the 19th century). These pieces are displayed over an area of 60,600 square meters. Museum collections include Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. There are also Islamic art, and various sculpture, decorative, painting, and prints and drawings from diverse ethnicities.
The State Hermitage (Государственный Эрмитаж) in Russia – The Hermitage Museum is hailed by the Guinness World Record as the museum having the world’s largest painting collection. It is also one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Catherine the Great founded it in 1764. It displays nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Other museum collections include Egyptian antiquities, Classical antiquities, Prehistoric art, Jewellery and decorative art, Italian Renaissance, Italian and Spanish fine art, Knight's Hall, Dutch Golden Age and Flemish Baroque, German and French fine art, Russian art, Neoclassical, Impressionist, and post-Impressionist art. Photo Credit.
Tokyo National Museum (Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) in Japan – Tokyo is one of Mel Lifshitz favorite cities abroad. The Tokyo National Museum is one of the city’s main attractions. It houses over 110,000 objects including the 87 Japanese Natural Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings. Aside from the exhibit, the museum also organizes research and educational activities related to its collection. Its collections focus mainly on Ancient Japanese art, Asian art, and Greco-Buddhist art. Photo Credit.
Mel Lifshitz encourages those who travel to France to check out The Louvre Museum, those who go bumming in Russia to take a quick look at The State Hermitage, and those tourists who frequent in Tokyo city to visit the Tokyo National Museum.
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