12 Museums you can visit Online
Louvre originally a royal palace but now the world's most famous museum, is a must-visit for anyone with a slight interest in art. Some of the museum's most celebrated works of art include the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.
Acropolis museum, Athens
Located at the foot of the Acropolis site, facing the sacred hill and constructed in the same horizontal lines with Parthenon. The modern-looking Acropolis Museum is home to findings from the archaeological site of the Acropolis.
British Museum, London
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
A monument to modernism, the unique architecture of the space, with its spiral ramp riding to a domed skylight, continues to thrill visitors and provide a unique forum for the presentation of contemporary art.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The Musee d'Orsay, originally built as a train station, is, hands-down, one of the world's richest and most exciting museums. Its permanent collection houses countless great works by masters of early modern and impressionist art, including Matisse, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Rodin.
Vatican Museums, Rome
The Vatican Museums, located in the Vatican City State, have been included in the list of the most important museums in the world and visiting them represent an essential stage for those who visit Rome. Inside the Vatican Museums we now find the collections that over time the popes have accumulated, in addition to the great masterpieces of all time that have become the precious testimony of an era.
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao building represents a magnificent example of the most groundbreaking 20th-century architecture. With 24,000 m2, of which 9.000 are dedicated to exhibition space, the Museum represents an architectural landmark of audacious configuration and innovating design, providing a seductive backdrop for the art exhibited in it.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum conducts research on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and the art of his time. It has the largest collection of Van Gogh works, you will see over 200 of his paintings including The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom, Wheatfield with Crows, self-portraits, plus many of his drawings and letters.
Pergamon Museum Berlin
The Pergamon Museum houses monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus reconstructed from the ruins found in Anatolia, as well as the Mshatta Facade.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish).
MASP, São Paulo
MASP was the first Brazilian museum interested in Post-World War II art. The museum is internationally recognized for its collection of European art, considered the finest in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere.It also houses an emphatic assemblage of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities, decorative arts, and others, amounting to more than 8,000 pieces. MASP also has one of the largest art libraries in the country.
The State Hermitage Museum, Russia
The world's second largest museum after the French Louvre, stunning Hermitage is, indeed, a must-visit for all art enthusiasts from all over the world. The unique Hermitage collections are housed in 6 historic buildings nestled on the Palace Embankment in fairytale St. Petersburg.