The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) belongs to the Smithsonian Institution, opened to the public in 2016.
The museum building has an area of 33,000 square meters.
NMAAHC has in its collection over 40,000 exhibits, of which about 3,500 exhibits are exhibited. The museum presents African American history, art, music. One of the most pipular exhibits was the 1953 Jacqueline Bouvier wedding dress when she got married to John F. Kennedy, a trumpet that belonged to jazz musician Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
|National Museum of African American History and Culture||52.||214||USA||Washington||History||More|
|National Museum of American History||20.||160||USA||Washington||History||More|
The National Museum of American History as part of the Smithsonian Institution was opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. The museum collects, preserves and exposes the US heritage in the aspect of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Among the items presented is the original banner with the stars - a flag that fluttered over Fort McHenry in the port of Baltimore during the maritime part of the Battle of Baltimore during the war in 1812.
|National Museum of Anthropology||43.||614||Mexico||Mexico City||Archeology, anthropology||More|
The National Museum of Anthropology has been open since 1964.
Exposition area: 44,000 square meters.
In the museum you can see archaeological and ethnographic collections from 2500 BC to the present day.
|National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design||227.||109||Norway||Oslo||National - art,... architecture, design||More|
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (National Museum, Nasjonalmuseet, NaM) was established in 1837 as the National Museum. The new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opened in 2022 (https://www.museumworldranking.net/news/the-national-museum-of-norway-announces-forthcoming-exhibition-programme-following-anticipated-opening-in-june-2022,125).
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design consists of:
- National Museum (collection of Norwegian Romantic Nationalism paintings, collection of works by Edvard Munch with the first version of "The Scream" from 1893, collection of graphics and drawings with works by, among others, Durer, Rafael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh)
- National Museum - Architecture (collection consisting of over 300,000 architectural drawings, models, photographic documentation from the period from the 1830s to the present day)
- Villa Stenersen (an example of Norwegian functionalism designed in 1937-1939)
The entire collection includes 400,000 objects.
The total area is over 54,600 square meters, of which 10,000 square meters is the exhibition area.
Photo: Iwan Baan
|National Museum of Australia||244.||101||Australia||Canberra||National - history||More|
The National Museum of Australia was established in 1980.
The National Historical Collection, which is the core of the museum's collection, includes more than 210,000 items illustrating the history and cultural heritage of Australia. The museum has the world's largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools. In the museum you can see, among others: navigation instruments used by Captain James Cook and Holey Dollar, the first currency minted in Australia.
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The museum was founded in 2003 by merging two museums: Museum of the Chinese Revolution and National Museum of Chinese History.
The permanent exhibition consists of over one million exhibits.
The most important are "Simuwu Ding" from the Shang Dynasty, the square shaped Shang Dynasty bronze zun, jade burial suits sewn with gold thread from Han Dynasty and Song Dynasty ceramics. The museum has a unique numismatic collection.
|National Museum of Colombia||268.||135||Colombia||Bogotá||National - art,... history, archeology, ethnography||More|
The National Museum of Colombia (Museo Nacional de Colombia) founded in 1823 is one of the oldest in the Americas.
The art collection includes works by Colombian artists such as Andrés de Santa María, Santiago Martínez Delgado, Gustavo Arcila Uribe, Fernando Botero as well as Latin American and European art. The museum's collection includes a treasury of pre-Columbian goldsmiths, a coat of one of the wives of the Inca emperor Atahualpa, a banner used by Francisco Pizarro during the conquest of Peru, a crown of gold, diamonds and pearls given to Simón Bolívar in Cuzco in 1825.
The museum has a collection of over 20,000 artifacts, of which about 2,500 are presented at exhibitions.
An area of 3,000 square meters.
|National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens||336.||105||Greece||Athens||Contemporary art||More|
The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) has been operating since 2000.
The EMST collection includes works by Greek and international artists such as Stephen Antonakos, Chryssa, Marina Abramović, Nam June Paik. It is painting, sculpture, graphics, photography. video, installations, industrial design, new media from the second half of the 20th century and modern times.
|National Museum of Denmark||243.||105||Denmark||Copenhagen||National - history,... archeology, anthropology||More|
The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) founded in 1807.
It has collections from all over the world from the earliest times to the present day. In the museum from the area of Denmark you can see, among others: the Trundholm sun chariot from the Nordic Bronze Age, the Veksø helmets (a pair of ceremonial helmets with horns from the Bronze Age), runic stones.
|National Museum of Ethiopia||338.||113||Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||National - archeology,... history, art, ethnography||More|
National Museum of Ethiopia (NME) founded in 1958.
The most important exhibits:
- Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis), fossilized remains of an early hominin, 3.18 million years ago
- Selam (Australopithecus afarensis), fossilized remains of an early hominin, 3.3 million years ago
- Ethiopian Crown
- Throne of Emperor Haile Selassie
The NME has around 4,000 exhibits.
|National Museum of Finland||271.||95||Finland||Helsinki||National - archeology,... history, art, ethnology, numismatic||More|
The National Museum of Finland (Suomen kansallismuseo) opened to the public in 1916.
Permanent exhibitions: Prehistory, Otherland (history from the 11th to the beginning of the 20th century), Story of Finland (the independence era), Playtime (practical opportunity to experience things and study history).
The entire collection includes approximately 3.5 million exhibits.
The exhibition area is over 3,100 square meters.
Photo is taken by: Omar El Mrabt
|National Museum of History||39.||234||Mexico||Mexico City||History||More|
The National Museum of History (MNH) was opened to the public in Castillo de Chapultepec in 1944.
The exhibitions show the history of Mexico, from the conquest of Spain, through the colonial era, the war of independence, to the revolution of 1910.
|National Museum of India||139.||139||India||New Delhi||Art, archeology,... anthropology, history||More|
National Museum of India founded in 1949.
Its collections include artifacts covering over 5000 years of history, from the prehistoric era to modern works of art. The museum has 206,000 objects in its collections.
It is divided into collections:
Pre - Histroic Archaeology
Paintings (mainly miniature painting)
Arms & Armour
Central Asian Antiquities
Numismatic & Epigraphy
Pre-Columbian & Western Art
|National Museum of Indonesia||282.||105||Indonesia||Jakarta||Archeology, anthropology,... ethnography, art||More|
The National Museum of Indonesia (MusNas) dates back to 1778.
Museum collections of archeology, ceramics, ethnography, numismatics cover almost the entire history of Indonesia. Particularly noteworthy are the collection of stone statues from the classical Hindu-Buddhist period of ancient Java and Sumatra and the collection of Chinese ceramics dating from the Han (2nd century BC) to Qing times (18th century).
MusNas stores nearly 200,000 artifacts in its collection.
MusNas covers an area of 26,500 square meters.
|National Museum of Ireland||206.||100||Ireland||Dublin||Archeology, natural... history, history, decorative arts, country life||More|
The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) was established in 1877 as a state museum.
The exhibits collected in the museum come from prehistoric times to the present day, including: gold products from the Bronze and Iron Ages, early medieval Celtic metalwork (e.g. the Derrynaflan treasure), items from the Viking and Middle Ages, well-preserved marsh bodies and the Ralaghan Man, extinct mammals, contemporary design.
NMI has four branches.
The entire collection includes almost 4,000,000 items.
|National Museum of Korea||28.||214||South Korea||Seoul||Art||More|
The National Museum of Korea was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Household Museum.
It has over 310,000 exhibits, on 307 227 square meters of exhibition space. One of the most important artifacts is the golden crown of Silla and the 10-story pagoda of the Gyeongcheons Temple.
|National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art||105.||103||South Korea||Gwacheon||Art||More|
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art established in 1969.
It has 4 locations in Gwacheon, Seoul, Deoksugung, Cheongju.
MMCA presents modern Korean and contemporary art from around the world. You can see works there, among others, Nam June Paik and Andy Warhol.
Around 7,000 works of art are stored at the headquarters in Gwacheon.
MMCA Gwacheon © Park Jung Hoon
|National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers||264.||95||Algeria||Algiers||Modern and contemporary... art and design||More|
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers (MaMa) was opened in 2007.
MaMa collects works of art in the field of painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, video, new media, industrial design from 1905 to the present day.
|National Museum of Modern Art||234.||110||Japan||Kyoto||Art||More|
National Museum of Modern Art (MoMAK) established in 1963.
It collects works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
MoMAK has in its collection works by such artists as: Tomioka Tessai, Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Braque, Tsuguharu Fujita, Marc Chagall, Barbara Hepworth, and David Hockney.
The total area of MoMAK is 9761.99 square meters, of which 2604.94 square meters is the exhibition space.
|National Museum of Natural History||16.||160||USA||Washington||Natural history||More|
The National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It was founded in 1910.
Currently, exhibition and public space covers 30,200 square meters.
It has more than 126 million specimens of minerals, rocks, meteorites, fossils, plants, animals, human bones and artifacts.
|National Museum of Natural History||135.||104||France||Paris||Natural history||More|
The National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) was founded in 1635 as a royal garden of medicinal plants, formally founded in 1793. It has 68 million specimens in its collection.
MNHN is divided into:
Garden of plants
- Gallery of Evolution
- Cabinet of Virtual reality
- Paleontology and comparative Anatomy Gallery
- Mineralogy and Geology Gallery
- Botanical Gallery
- Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes
- Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes
- Amphithéâtre Verniquet
- Grande Galerie de l’Évolution Auditorium
- Children’s Gallery
Museum of mankind
Zoological park of Paris
Versailles Chèvreloup Arboretum
Haute-Touche animal reserve
Jean-Henri Fabre museum
Botanical garden Val Rahmeh-Menton
Concarneau Marine Biology Station and Marinarium
La Jaÿsinia alpin garden
Paléosite de Sansan
|National Museum of Natural Science||32.||192||Chinese Taipei||Taichung||Natural history||More|
The National Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1986.
The museum's collection consists of over 550,000 exhibits.
The collections are divided into departments of geology, botany, zoology, and anthropology.
|National Museum of Nature and Science||42.||276||Japan||Tokyo||Natural history,... science and technology||More|
The National Museum of Nature and Science opened in 1871. It has over 10,000 exhibits in its collection. The museum focuses on natural history and interactive scientific experience. The most famous exhibits are: the crafted faithful dog Hachiko, fragment of the Nantan meteorite that fell on China in the 16th century, a mummy from the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), an original WWII fighter.
|National Museum of Singapore||174.||163||Singapore||Singapore||History||More|
The National Museum of Singapore opened in 1887.
The collections consist of artifacts related to the history of Singapore, such as the approximately 1,000-year-old Singapore Stone with inscriptions in Old Hawaiian or Sanskrit, and 14th century gold ornaments discovered at nearby Fort Canning Hill in 1928.
|National Museum of the American Indian||246.||125||USA||Washington||National – memorial,... anthropology||More|
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) was established in 1989 as part of the Smithsonian Institution. It includes: NMAI at the National Mall in Washington, the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, the Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland.
The museum is dedicated to the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, especially North American Indians.
The collection includes over 800,000 objects, archives and media, as well as over 125,000 photos.
|National Museum of the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense||332.||76||Iran||Tehran||Military||More|
National Museum of the Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense revolves around a series of concepts from the beginning of Iran's history until present times; the first hall is exclusively about the Islamic revolution and the next six ones are related to the Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq war 1980-1988). Through the use of visual and conceptual media, these halls display the chronology of developments in Iran and present a totally new definition of the concept of museums.
|National Museum of the Philippines||171.||112||Philippines||Manila||National||More|
National Museum of the Philippines created in 1901.
The National Museum Complex in Manila includes the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium.
In the National Museum of the Philippines, among the National Cultural Treasures on display you can find: Manunggul Burial Jar from the Neolithic period, Butuan Balangay Boat dated 320 AD which is the first balangay excavated by the National Museum of the Philippines, astrolabes recovered from the wreckage of the San Diego galleon.
The National Museum of the Philippines manages over a dozen regional museums located all over the Philippines, and regional museums have a dozen more a regional branches.
|National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan||281.||108||Kazakhstan||Astana||National – art,... natural history, archeology, ethnography, history, military||More|
The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Qazaqstan Respýblıkasynyń Ulttyq mýzeıі) opened in 2014. It is one of the largest museums in Central Asia.
The museum presents the history and culture of Kazakhstan from prehistoric times to the present day. Permanent exhibitions include:
- Central entrance - Atrium
- Hall of Astana
- Hall of History
- Hall of Ancient and Medieval History
- Hall of Gold 1
- Hall of Gold 2
- Hall of Kazakhstan Independence
- Ethnography hall
- Hall of Modern Art 1
- Hall of Modern Art 2
The symbol of Kazakhstan stored in the museum is the so-called "Golden Man" - these are the remains of an ancient ruler - a warrior in golden robes discovered near Almaty.
The number of museum objects is about 220,000.
The museum complex has an area of 74,000 square meters, of which the exhibition halls occupy 14,000 square meters.
|National Museum of the Village "Dimitrie Gusti"||265.||97||Romania||Bucharest||Ethnographic open-air... museum||More|
National Museum of the Village "Dimitrie Gusti" (Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti") founded in 1936.
On the premises of the museum there are farms, peasant houses, craft workshops, Orthodox churches, a chapel, an inn with interior furnishings such as furniture, ceramics, fabrics, tools. Most of the buildings are 17th to 20th century originals from all over Romania.
The permanent exhibition includes 123 separate complexes, which include 363 architectural monuments and over 50,000 artifacts.
The exhibition area is approximately 12.5 ha.
|National Museum of Western Art||98.||227||Japan||Tokyo||Art||More|
The National Museum of Western Art was opened in 1959.
He collects art from Western countries from the Renaissance to the 20th century. It has about 4500 exhibits.
|National museum, Czech republic||186.||97||Czech||Prague||National - natural... history, history, art, musical||More|
National museum (Národní muzeum) founded in 1818, located in several buildings in Prague and beyond.
Museum collections: Asian cultures, ethnographic, non-European ethnography, numismatic, non-European numismatics, Middle East and Africa in Antiquity, photographic of the Náprstek Museum, Náprstek inventory, Náprstek Museum archives, musical instruments, Department of Music History, Antonín Dvořák Museum, Bedřich Smetana Museum, book, book culture, manuscripts and early prints, historical journals, entomological, archeology, classical archeology, historical, theater, Museum of the Workers' Movement in the National Museum Archives, modern Czech history, Museum of the Workers' Movement, National Museum Archives, Czechoslovak Documentation Center, Department of the History of Physical Education and Sports - 3D objects, photo archive of the Department of the History of Physical Training and Sports, archives of the history of physical education and sports, paleontological, lichenological, anthropology, botanical and herbarium, mycological, geological, cut gemstones, petrographic, tektites, meteorites, mineralogical, mammals, fishes, invertebrates, excluding insects, amphibians and reptiles, birds.
All collections include over 20 million items.
|National Museums Scotland||53.||298||United Kingdom||Edinburgh||National - archeology,... natural history, science and technology, air, military||More|
The National Museums Scotland (NMS) was formed in 1985, however, it originates from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland founded in 1780.
The museum consists of:
- National Museum of Scotland
- National Museum of Flight
- National War Museum
- National Museum of Rural Life
- National Museums Collection Centre
The exhibitions display 8,000 exhibits, mainly Scottish archaeological monuments but also objects from around the world in the fields of geology, natural history, art as well as science and technology.
|National Palace Museum||21.||423||Chinese Taipei||Taipei||Art||More|
The National Palace Museum was originally created as the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in 1925.
The permanent collection consists of nearly 700,000 exhibits of ancient Chinese artifacts and works of art collected by Chinese emperors. The museum has Chinese calligraphy, porcelain, bronze, paintings, jade. The museum collections present art from the Neolithic era to the present day.
|National Palace Museum of Korea||133.||119||South Korea||Seoul||Art, history||More|
National Palace Museum of Korea founded in 1908 as the Korean Imperial Museum. The museum occupies in Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul. In its collection, the museum has over 40,000 artifacts from the time of Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire.
|National Portrait Gallery||62.||188||United Kingdom||London||Art||More|
The National Portrait Gallery was opened in 1856.
Has in the collection of nearly 200,000 portraits of famous British people.
|National Portrait Gallery||121.||109||USA||Washington||Art||More|
Established in 1962, the National Portrait Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution.
The National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America by presenting portraits of famous Americans - politicians, artists, scientists, explorers. It has, among other things, a representative collection of portraits of American presidents.
The National Portrait Gallery has gathered over 23,000 objects.
National Portrait Gallery Building by Tony Powell, 2019
|National Portrait Gallery||295.||102||Australia||Canberra||Art||More|
The National Portrait Gallery has been operating as an unassisted institution since 1998.
The national collection of portraits includes about 3,000 photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings and multimedia.
|National Science and Technology Museum||166.||117||Chinese Taipei||Kaohsiung||Science and technology||More|
The National Science and Technology Museum (NSTM) opened to the public in 1997.
NSTM covers an area of 19 hectares, the area of one floor is 112,400 square meters. It presents 18 permanent exhibitions in separate halls. Permanent exhibitions are devoted to: industrial history, air navigation and aerospace, biological technology, clothing and textiles, healthy living, food industry, energy conservation, machines, utilization of water resources, transportation, the diseases prevention.
|National September 11 Memorial & Museum||86.||199||USA||New York||Memorial||More|
National September 11 Memorial & Museum opened to the public in 2014.
The monument and museum in New York commemorate the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The museum collection includes, among others, over 40,000 paintings and 14,000 artifacts.
|National Taiwan Science Education Center||145.||122||Chinese Taipei||Taipei||Science and technology||More|
The National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) was founded in 1956.
NTSEC deals with broadly understood scientific education. It presents permanent and temporary exhibitions mainly in the field of natural and earth sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and materials science.
|National Textile Museum||324.||168||Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||National - textile||More|
The National Textile Museum opened to the public in 2010.
The museum is divided into four galleries:
1. Pohon Budi Gallery presents the origin of textiles from prehistoric times to the present day and their development through trade,
2. Pelangi Gallery, among others, various types of batiks and their development over the years.
3. Teluk Berantai Galery, among others, a collection of gold embroidery, embroidered applications on velvet and silk,
4. Ratna Sari Gallery, Malay, Chinese, Indian and other ethnic artisan jewelry.
It covers an area of 3,145.3 square meters.
|Nationalmuseum||216.||102||Sweden||Stockholm||National - art,... design||More|
The history of the Nationalmuseum dates back to 1792.
- paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics from 1500-1900, including the 17th-century Rembrandt collection
- portraits from the early Middle Ages to the present day
- the world's largest collection of portrait miniatures, with over 5,200 works
- porcelain collections
- modern art
- applied art and design
The collections number approximately 700,000 objects, of which 500,000 are drawings.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm, interior Upper Staircase. Photo Anna Danielsson, Nationalmuseum
|Natural History Museum||9.||178||United Kingdom||London||Natural history||More|
Natural History Museum opened in 1881.
The collection includes over 80 million exhibits and is divided into:
Photo copyright Natural History Museum
|Natural History Museum Berlin||296.||107||Germany||Berlin||Natural history||More|
The Natural History Museum - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (Museum für Naturkunde [MfN] - Leibniz Institut für Evolutions und Biodiversitätsforschung) dates back to 1810.
MfN is one of the world's most important research institutions in the field of biological and geoscientific evolution and biodiversity.
MfN has in its collections, inter alia, the largest mounted dinosaur in the world (a Giraffatitan skeleton) and the largest piece of amber in the world.
MfN stores over 30 million objects in the field of zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, of which 0.02% is exhibited.
The exhibition area is 4,400 square meters.
Dinosaur Hall in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, visible, among others, a fragment of a Giraffatitan brancai skeleton. Photo: Thomas Rosenthal
|Natural History Museum Vienna||293.||98||Austria||Vienna||Natural history||More|
The Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, NHM) opened to the public in 1889.
The entire collection consists of about 30 million objects. Of which over 100,000 objects are on display in 39 rooms with an area of 8,460 square meters.
The collection includes, among others:
- the Venus of Willendorf, about 29,500 years old
- a sea mermaid that became extinct more than 200 years ago
- dinosaur skeletons such as diplodocus, allosaurus and iguanodon
- complete skeletons of large mammals, such as Deinotherium (hoe tusker)
- the largest and oldest meteorite collection in the world, with the Martian meteorite "Tissint"
© NHM Vienna, Kurt Kracher
|NEMO Science Museum||318.||110||Netherlands||Amsterdam||Science and technology||More|
NEMO Science Museum was opened in 1997, however it dates back to 1923.
Exhibitions are devoted to electricity and electrical engineering as well as DNA, chain reaction, production line, water cycle, human mind, metals, buildings and business. Part of the exhibition is a large science laboratory.
Consists of the NEMO Science Museum, The Studio, and NEMO Depot. It has a NEMO Schiphol branch at Amsterdam-Schiphol airport.
The collection includes over 19,000 artefacts.
|Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre||333.||104||New Zealand||Blenheim||Air||More|
Omaka Aviation Heritage Center was opened in 2006.
A collection of planes from World War I and II, e.g.
- Curtiss Models F Flying Boat
- Airco DH.4
- Thomas-Morse S-4 "Tommy Scout"
- Messerschmitt Bf 108
- Lockheed Hudson
- de Havilland DH.98 "Mosquito"
- Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk "Gloria Lyons"
- Supermarine Spitfire Mark XIV (Griffon-powered variants)
- Focke-Wulf Fw 190
as well as military uniforms, logbooks, photos, letters.
|Opera della Primaziale Pisana||151.||102||Italy||Pisa||Temple, art||More|
Opera della Primaziale Pisana (O₽A) is a secular-ecclesiastical body managing the complex of the Cathedral of Pisa. Its origins date back to 1063.
O₽A includes the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Camposanto (monumental cemetery). As well as the Sinopie Museum (Sinòpia - a preparatory drawing applied to the first layer of plaster under the fresco), opened in 1979, and the Opera del Duomo Museum, opened in 1986, exhibiting the treasures of the cathedral and other finds excavated within the cathedral complex.
Osaka Castle was built at the end of the 16th century, made of wood, on two embankments of earth and hewn stones, surrounded by a moat. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times, currently it is a concrete reconstruction of the 17th-century Osaka Castle. There are 13 buildings in the castle, the main of which is a five-story tower.
The castle covers an area of over 6 hectares and is surrounded by 106 hectares of an open park.
Currently, a historical museum called Osaka Castle Museum operates inside the castle.
|Otago Museum||248.||116||New Zealand||Dunedin||Natural history,... ethnography, science and technology||More|
The Otago Museum opened to the public in 1868.
The museum presents, among others: Maori artifacts, moa eggs, a collection of spiders and arachnids, Japanese armor, sharp weapons from India, ancient coins, Islamic ceramics, There are over 1.5 million objects from all over the world.
The museum has an interactive science center divided into two parts, one deals with physics and technology and the other covers the Tropical Forest with live flora and fauna, including hundreds of butterflies.
|Palácio Nacional de Mafra||275.||139||Portugal||Mafra||Historic house||More|
The Palácio Nacional de Mafra (National Palace of Mafra) consists of a palace, basilica, convent (which includes a library), Cerco Garden and hunting park (Tapada). Built in the years 1717-1755 in the baroque and neoclassical styles. The entire complex covers 37,790 square meters with approximately 1,200 rooms.
As a museum, it officially opened to the public in 1911. Currently, the National Museum of Music is being moved to the palace complex.
|Palacio Real de Madrid||247.||169||Spain||Madrid||Historic house||More|
Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) built between 1735-1764 in the classical baroque style. It is the official residence of the Spanish royal family and the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It has 3,418 rooms and covers an area of 135,000 square meters.
The palace is decorated with frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Anton Raphael Mengs. The interiors exhibit oil paintings by artists such as Caravaggio, Francisco de Goya, Velázquez and a set of five string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari (Stradivarius Palatinos). The palace houses, among others, the Royal Armory and the Crown Room.
The origins of the museum date back to 1935.
|Palazzo Ducale||76.||304||Italy||Venice||Historic house||More|
Palazzo Ducale founded in 1340. From 1923 changed to a museum. Includes, among others, Museo dell'Opera, Doge's apartments, Institutional chambers.
|Palazzo Reale di Milano||263.||101||Italy||Milan||Modern and contemporary... art||More|
Palazzo Reale di Milano (the Royal Palace of Milan) with medieval origins, renovated many times. In the years 1773-1778 restored in the Neo-Classical style, then the most famous interior of the Hall of the Caryatids (46 by 17 meters) was arranged, destroyed in 1943 during World War II.
In 1980, repair projects for the interior of the palace began in order to create a "Palace Museum", which, however, did not come into being. Currently, the Municipality of Milan organizes loud international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in the palace. The Museum of the Duomo of Milan has been operating in the wing of the palace since 2013.
The palace covers an area of 7,000 square meters.
|Parco archeologico del Colosseo||103.||110||Italy||Rome||Archaeological park||More|
Parco archeologico del Colosseo founded in 2017.
It covers the most important monuments and historical places of ancient Rome, among others: The Colosseum, The Palatine, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine and Meta Sudans, The Domus Aurea.
|Parco Archeologico di Pompei||114.||105||Italy||Pompeii||Archaeological park||More|
Parco Archeologico di Pompei has been operating under its current name since 2017.
Parco Archeologico di Pompei covers an area of 67 hectares of the ancient city covered with a layer of volcanic ash and pumice stone by the volcano Vesuvius during the eruption in 79 AD. At the Parco Archeologico di Pompei you can visit, among others: the Amphitheater, the Temple of Apollo, the House of Faun.
|Pena Palace||152.||103||Portugal||Sintra||Historic house||More|
Pena Palace built in 1842–1854 for King Ferynand II by the engineer Wilhelm von Eschwege. The eclectic palace is one of the main objects of the 19th century Romanticism in the world. The palace is surrounded by a 200-hectare forest park.
Pergamonmuseum opened to the public in 1930.
It is part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin belonging to Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
The exhibition is divided into Antiquities Collection, Museum of the Ancient Near East, Museum of Islamic Art. The Pergamonmuseum collects monuments of ancient architecture, e.g. the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate.
Am Kupfergraben, Museumsinsel Berlin, Berlin-Mitte
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
|Peterhof Palace||106.||122||Russia||St Petersburg||Historic house||More|
Peterhof Palace built by Tsar Peter the Great in 1714–1723. The palace and park complex with numerous fountains, among others the Grand Cascade. Area: 3 934 hectares.
Petit Palais founded in 1900.
Petit Palais - City of Paris Fine Art Museum presents collections of: medieval and Renaissance paintings and drawings, furniture from the 18th century, works of French artists of the 19th century (among others: Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Monet, Cézanne, Modigliani, Rodin).
Petra - a historic and archaeological city with numerous structures carved into the rocks.
The following periods are distinguished in the development of Petra's architecture:
- Nabatean (3rd-2nd century BC),
- Hellenistic (1st century BC - 1st century AD),
- Roman (2nd-3rd century AD),
- Byzantine (4th-6th century AD).
The most famous examples of Petra's architecture are:
- Al-Khazneh (Treasury),
- en-Nejr theater,
- the Urn Tombs,
- Qasr al-Bint temple,
- Ad Deir (Monastery).
Within the ancient city are the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP), which covers an area of 264,000 square meters, and the Petra Museum with its 280 artifacts.
|Philadelphia Museum of Art||131.||130||USA||Philadelphia||Art||More|
The Philadelphia Museum of Art was founded in 1876.
It has significant collections of European, American and Asian art. The Philadelphia Museum of Art includes, among others: the world's largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp, an important collection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin, important paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, the richest collection of paintings in the USA by Thomas Eakins, a collection of Paul Strand's photographs, Shakers' crafts, numerous "period rooms" and architectural ensembles from around the world, e.g. from China, India, Japan, United Kingdom and France, a collection of weapons and combat gear second largest in the USA.
The entire collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art includes over 240,000 exhibits.
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Prague Castle - a castle complex built from the 9th century in all historical architectural styles. One of the largest castles in the world, it covers an area of almost 7 ha. It was the seat of Czech kings, Roman emperors and Czechoslovak presidents. It stores the Czech Crown Jewels.
- Old Royal Palace
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- St. George's Basilica
- Queen Anne's Summer Palace (Belvedere)
- Spanish Hall
- Vladislav Hall
There are several museums in the castle, including:
- collection of Czech baroque and mannerism of the National Gallery
- Prague Castle picture gallery, referring to the collection of Rudolf II
- exhibition on the history of the Czech Republic
- toy museum
Photo: © Prague City Tourism
|PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan, dan Ratu Boko||122.||109||Indonesia||Magelang||Temple, national||More|
PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan, dan Ratu Boko (commonly abbreviated TWC) founded in 1980 is a state-owned company that deals with the management of tourist facilities.
PT TWC manages primarily:
- Borobudur - the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, built between 750 and 850 CE
There are three museums in the Borobudur Temple Visitor Park area: Museum Borobudur, Museum Karmawibhangga, and Museum Samudraraksa.
- Prambanan - a Hindu temple complex originally built in 850 CE
- Ratu Boko - palace complex from the 8th and 9th centuries
- Taman Mini "Indonesia Indah" (TMII) covers an area of approximately 100 ha and consists of:
Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum
Indonesian Stamps Museum
Museum Electricity & New Energy Museum
Komodo Indonesian Fauna Museum and Reptile Park
Research & Technology Information Center
Oil & Gas Museum
East Timor Museum
Museum Bayt Al-qur'an Dan Museum Istiqlal
Museum Hakka Indonesia
|Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts||87.||183||Russia||Moscow||Art||More|
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1912.
Currently, it has around 700,000 European art exhibits.
|Qatar Museums||193.||182||Qatar||Doha||Art, archeology,... history||More|
The Qatar Museums includes:
- Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), opened in 2008, covers an area of 45,000 square meters, about 10% of the collection can be seen in permanent exhibitions,
- Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, opened in 2010, covers an area of 5,500 square meters, has a collection of over 9,000 works of art,
- National Museum of Qatar, opened in 2019, covers an area of 40,000 square meters, the collection consists of approximately 8,000 objects,
- QM Gallery Katara,
- QM Gallery Alriwaq,
- Garage Gallery, Fire Station.
Soon to open: Qatar Children's Museum, Orientalist Museum, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, M7.
|Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art||73.||186||Australia||Brisbane||Art||More|
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) have been working together since 2006. In total, they cover an area of nearly 30,000 square meters. They present contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Their collections include works by others: Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Nam June Paik, Cindy Sherman, and James Turrell. QAGOMA includes the Children's Art Center.
|Rapa Nui||334.||133||Chile||Easter Island||Archaeological park||More|
Rapa Nui - the indigenous name of Easter Island, where the people of Polynesian origin from the 10th to the 16th centuries erected huge stone figures (moai), altars (ahu) and also left behind rock art.
In 1966, Parque nacional Rapa Nui was established, which today covers 7,150.88 ha, which is 43.5% of the island's area.
The Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert (MAPSE), also known as Mapse Museo Rapanui, was founded on the island in 1973.
Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales
|Red Dot Design Museum Singapore||306.||104||Singapore||Singapore||Design||More|
The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore was founded in 2005.
The Boutique Museum presents innovative product designs that have won the international Red Dot Design Award.
|Red Fort||228.||103||India||Delhi||Historic house,... monument||More|
Red Fort (Lal Qila) was the main residence of the Mughal emperors built between 1638 and 1648 in the style of Indo-Islamic architecture.
- Lahori Gate
- Delhi Gate
- Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience)
- Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque)
- Naubat Khana ("Waiting Hall")
The Red Fort has:
- Drishyakala Museum (art)
- Red Fort Archaeological Museum
- Indian War Memorial Museum
The Red Fort has an area of over 103 hectares.
|Reggia di Caserta||231.||98||Italy||Caserta||Historic house||More|
Reggia di Caserta - a royal palace, the construction of which began in 1752 for the Bourbon monarchy in the Later Baroque style and then continued in the Early Neoclassical style.
It is the largest palace built in Europe in the 18th century. By volume - 1 million cubic meters - it is by far the largest royal residence in the world. The dimensions of the palace are 247 × 184 × 42 meters. Occupied area of 235,000 square meters.
The palace is surrounded by 123 hectares of the Royal Park with numerous cascades and fountains. The Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex are located close to Reggia di Caserta. There is a Living Silk Museum in San Leucio with some original old looms and restored machinery showing all stages of silk production.
Reina Sofía was opened in 1990.
It presents contemporary Spanish art in an international context from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica from 1937 is exhibited in Reina Sofía. Other artists whose artistic achievements are in the collection of Reina Sofía are, for example: Salvador Dali, Joan Miró, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, René Magritte, Robert Delaunay, Man Ray and Yves Klein.
The collection comprises over 20,000 works, five percent of which are on display.
The museum also houses an art library with over 100,000 books.
The Rijksmuseum was founded in 1800 under the name Nationale Kunst-Gallerij.
The core of the collection is a collection of paintings that includes over 5,000 paintings representing Dutch (e.g. Rembrandt van Rĳn paintings) and world paintings of the 15th-19th century. The collection is complemented by sculpture, graphics, applied art and handicrafts. The Rijksmuseum has an interesting collection of Asian art.
© Rijksmuseum (2014), photo John Lewis Marshall
|Riverside Museum||251.||111||United Kingdom||Glasgow||Transportation||More|
The Riverside Museum was opened in 2011.
It has 3000 objects in its collection, including the South African Railways Class 15F 4-8-2 No. 3007 steam locomotive. A Tall Ship is moored next to the museum.
|Royal Academy of Arts||75.||403||United Kingdom||London||Art||More|
Royal Academy of Arts founded in 1768.
RA presents works of art from ancient sculptures to paintings by members such as Joshua Reynolds and John Constable to the work of contemporary artists. Every year in the summer a contemporary art exhibition is organized, which has an open formula for submitting applications.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, London (c) Fraser Marr
|Royal British Columbia Museum||290.||105||Canada||Victoria||Natural history,... provincial history, archives||More|
The Royal British Columbia Museum (Royal BC Museum, RBCM) was founded in 1886. The museum merged with the British Columbia Provincial Archives in 2003.
RBCM collects First Nations artifacts, exhibits on BC history over the past 200 years, and natural history objects.
All RBCM collections count over 7 million objects.
|Royal Museums Greenwich||44.||187||United Kingdom||London||History, maritime||More|
Royal Museums Greenwich is an organization associating four museums located in Greenwich in London: National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark.
Established in 2012.
It has over 4,000,000 objects in its collection.
|Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium||163.||122||Belgium||Brussels||Art||More|
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium founded in 1803.
It consists of the Oldmasters Museum, Modern Museum, Magritte Museum, Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Meunier Museum, Wiertz Museum. It has 20,000 paintings, sculptures and drawings that date from the beginning of the 15th century to the present day. The collected works of art are by, among others: Pieter Bruegel, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacques Jordaens, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, René Magritte, Henry Moore.
|Royal Ontario Museum||85.||483||Canada||Toronto||Art, ethnography,... natural history||More|
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was opened to the public in 1914.
The ROM has over 13,000,000 exhibits in its collection. The leading the ROM collections include: minerals (including precious stones) and meteorites, dinosaurs, Indian history, works of art from China and Korea, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, interiors from various historical periods, including in the art deco style.
|Russian Museum||47.||178||Russia||St Petersburg||National - art||More|
The Russian Museum was founded in 1895.
He presents Russian art from the 10th to the 21st century. The museum's collection contains over 400,000 exhibits - it is the world's largest collection of Russian art. In the museum you can see, for example, the first version of the painting "The Black Square" by Kazimir Malevich.
The Russian Museum also houses the collections of the Ludwig Museum. The Russian Museum has a branch in Málaga, Spain.
The museum complex of the Russian Museum includes the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing, the Mikhailovsky Castle, the Stroganov Palace, St Michael's (Engineers) Castle, the Marble Palace, Peter I’s Summer Palace, Cabin of Peter the Great and Mikhailovsky Gardens, Engineering Gardens, Summer Garden. The area of the entire complex is over 30 hectares.
|Saatchi Gallery||79.||278||United Kingdom||London||Art||More|
Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985.
It covers an area of 6,500 square meters.
Saatchi Gallery presents the art of young, unknown artists from around the world.
Sagrada Família started in 1882, not yet completed Roman Catholic minor basilica. Designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) in Style Modernisme. Length 90 meters, width 60 meters, planned height 172.5 meters. The Sagrada Familia has a museum inaugurated in 1961.
|Salar Jung Museum||288.||119||India||Hyderabad||National - art||More|
The Salar Jung Museum (SJM) was inaugurated in 1951.
SJM has artifacts from all over the world (33 countries) since the 2nd century BC until the beginning of the 20th century AD. These include the jade daggers of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, miniature paintings belonging to the Mughal and Rajasthani schools, probably the largest collection of "Bidri ware" in the world, the sculpture "Veiled Rebecca" by Giovanni Maria Benzoni, samurai swords, personal collection of the Salar Jung family, collection of the Koran, collection of clocks.
In 1961, SJM was declared a national museum.
The entire collection includes approximately 1.1 million artifacts.
|Salzburg Burgen & Schlösser Betriebsführung||278.||187||Austria||Salzburg||Historic house||More|
Salzburg Burgen & Schlösser Betriebsführung (SBSB) - the Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser Management is a company-like institution of the Office of the Salzburg Provincial Government. SBSB started its operations in 1993. It consists of:
- Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest existing castles in Europe from the 11th century, consisting of fifty buildings with a total area of 33,000 square meters; it houses: Prince's Chambers & Magic Theater, Armory, Panorama Tour, Castle Museum (a branch of Salzburg Museum), Rainer Regimental Museum, Puppet Museum.
- Hohenwerfen Castle; it houses the following exhibitions: The Legend of Jackl - Wizards and Witches in Salzburg, Exhibition of the film "Where Eagles Dare".
- Mauterndorf Castle; it houses the Lungau Country Museum
- Salzburg "Residence" Palace
|San Francisco Museum of Modern Art||115.||103||USA||San Francisco||Art||More|
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) founded in 1935.
It collects works of modern and contemporary art. The entire collection consists of over 33,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, design, and media art. The collection includes works of: Klee, Duchamp, Magritte, Mondrian, Kahlo, Rivera, Pollock, Warhol, Rauschenberg, de Kooning, Bacon, Rothko, Calder, Stella.
|Schönbrunn Palace||101.||120||Austria||Vienna||Historic house||More|
Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. The palace was built in the 17th century, rebuilt in 1740–50 during the reign of Empress Maria Teresa in the Rococo style. The museum in the palace was opened to the public in 1919. There are 1441 chambers in the palace, of which 45 are open to the public. It covers an area of about 186 hectares.
|Science Museum||30.||185||United Kingdom||London||Science and technology||More|
Science Museum founded in 1857.
It has a collection of over 300,000 exhibits.
The collections cover various fields of science and technology, presenting the history of the development of these fields. There are, among others sets of exhibits related to the activities of British inventors, e.g. James Watt (pioneering steam engines), George Stephenson (Rocket steam engine), John Logie Baird (prototype television sets).
Serpentine founded in 1970 present the art of the 20th and 21st century world. In the summer, the Serpentine Pavilion program is run with outstanding architects.
Serpentine Pavilion 2022 designed by Theaster Gates © Theaster Gates Studio. Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy: Serpentine.
The Serralves Museum was opened in 1999.
It is a museum of contemporary art where you can see works by artists such as Franz West, Claes Oldenburg or Richard Hamilton at temporary exhibitions (no permanent exhibitions).
The museum building covers an area of 13,000 square meters, including 4,500 square meters for exhibition space.
|Shaanxi History Museum||36.||335||China||Xi'an||History||More|
Shaanxi History Museum was opened to visitors in 1991.
The museum collection has 370,000 artifacts.
The exhibition area covers 11,000 square meters.
The most valuable in the museum's collection are bronze products, ceramics and wall paintings from the Tang dynasty tombs.
Shanghai Museum was founded in 1952.
The museum's collections contain over 1 million exhibits.
The museum has a representative collection of ancient Chinese art, which consists of: bronze, sculptures, ceramics, jades, paintings, calligraphy, seals, coins and a "transparent" bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty.
|Shanghai Natural History Museum||236.||94||China||Shanghai||Natural history||More|
The Shanghai Natural History Museum was opened in 1956.
It is currently a branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
The museum has in its collection exhibits from the field of botany, zoology, palaeobiology, geology and anthropology. There are over 280,000 objects from all over the world. More than 11,000 of them are on display. The largest exhibit, measuring more than 20 meters in length, that can be seen in the museum is the skeleton of the Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis Young et Zhao dinosaur from Sichuan Province. The age of the dinosaur is estimated at 140 million years.
The building area is 45,257 square meters, of which 32,200 square meters are dedicated to exhibitions, education and services.
|Shanghai Science and Technology Museum||18.||622||China||Shanghai||Science and technology||More|
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum was opened in 2001.
The exhibition area covers 65,500 square meters.
Permanent exhibitions present, among others:
- Spectrum of Life: natural exhibits imitating the natural environment of Yunnan province and showing the diversity of flora,
- Earth exploration,
- Cradle of Design or Designers, visitors can use CAD/CAM to design and build small items,
- The information age,
- The world of robots,
- Space navigation.
|Sharjah Museums||233.||178||United Arab Emirates||Sharjah||Art, history, religion,... archeology, science, maritime||More|
The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) was established in 2006 as an autonomous government authority. SMA includes:
AI Eslah School Museum (opened in 2003)
Al Mahatta Museum (opened in 2000)
Bait Al Naboodah (opened in 1995)
Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi (opened in 1999)
Hisn Khor Fakkan (opened in 2019)
Sharjah Aquarium (opened in 2008)
Sharjah Archaeology Museum (opened in 1993)
Sharjah Art Museum (opened in 1997)
Sharjah Calligraphy Museum (opened in 2002)
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum (opened in 2002)
Sharjah Discovery Centre (opened in 1999)
Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn) (opened in 2015)
Sharjah Heritage Museum (opened in 2005)
Sharjah Maritime Museum (opened in 2003)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization (opened in 1996)
Sharjah Science Museum (opened in 1996)
|Shenzhen Museum||165.||119||China||Shenzhen||History, archaeology,... ethnography, art, natural history||More|
Shenzhen Museum founded in 1981, opened to the public in 1988.
It consists of the Shenzhen Museum of History and Folk Culture, Shenzhen Museum of Ancient Art, Dongjiang River Guerrilla Command Headquarters Memorial Museum and Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall.
It has a total area of over 60,000 square meters. It stores over 40,000 exhibits.
|Signal Hill||327.||121||Canada||St. John's||National Historic... Site||More|
Signal Hill was designated a National Historic Site in 1951.
The site has played an important role in Canada's defense and communications history. At Signal Hill on December 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless transmission.
Included in St. John's Signal Hill National Historic Site includes Cabot Tower and the Visitor Center.
The Skansen, founded in 1891, is one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in the world. On an area of 30 hectares, there are 150, in the vast majority, original, historic buildings which are a replica of a typical 19th-century city. In their houses, craftsmen dressed in traditional period costumes demonstrate their pre-industrial craftsmanship.
Part of the open-air museum is a zoo where you can see wild animals living in Scandinavia and domestic animals.
|Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery||70.||376||USA||Washington||Art||More|
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery founded in 1829.
The museum presents 300 years of American art, from colonial times to the present day.
The collection includes over 41,000 works by more than 7,000 artists, including: James McNeill Whistler, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Robert Rauschenberg, Nam June Paik, Jenny Holzer, David Hockney.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; photo by Tim Hursley
|Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum||156.||218||USA||New York||Art||More|
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was established in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting. The museum collects impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Its collections include works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee.
|Somerset House||31.||167||United Kingdom||London||Art||More|
Since 1973, the Somerset House has the Courtauld Institute of Art, which exhibits an important collection of European art at the Courtauld Gallery. The pride of the collection are paintings painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Pieter Paul Rubens, William Turner, Bruegel, Van Dyck as well as impressionists and post-impressionists, e.g. The Bar of the Folies-Bergère Manet. Courtauld Gallery owns more than 500 paintings, 7,000 drawings, sculptures, and artistic craftsmanship.