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Top 10 largest Art Museums in the World

Oct 24, 2018 18:38 IST
    Top 10 largest Art Museums in the World

    Museum is place where a collection of artefacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance are conserved. This term was derived from the Latin word museums" which mean or “rarely”, "musea". Art Museum is a place for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum is the ownership of a collection.

    Top 10 largest Art Museums in the World

    The list of top 10 largest Art museums in the world along with the information like location (City and Country), gallery space in square meter (sq. ft) and year of establishment are given below:

    10. Art Institute of Chicago  

    City: Chicago      

    Country: United States

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 26,000 (280,000)      

    Established in: 1879

    9. National Museum of Korea         

    City: Seoul

    Country:  South Korea

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 27,090 (291,600)      

    Established in: 1945

    8. Victoria and Albert Museum      

    City: London       

    Country: United Kingdom

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 30,000 (320,000)      

    Established in: 1852

    7. National Museum of Anthropology      

    City: Mexico City 

    Country: Mexico

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 33,000 (360,000)      

    Established in: 1964

    6. Tokyo National Museum   

    City: Tokyo

    Country: Japan

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 38,000 (410,000)      

    Established in: 1872

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    5. Vatican Museums    

    City: Vatican City (Rome)       

    Country: Vatican City

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 43,000 (460,000)      

    Established in: 1506

    4. Metropolitan Museum of Art      

    City: New York City      

    Country: United States

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 58,820 (633,100)      

    Established in: 1870

    3. National Museum of China         

    City: Beijing        

    Country: China

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 65,000 (700,000)      

    Established in: 1959

    2. State Hermitage Museum 

    City: St. Petersburg      

    Country: Russia

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 66,842 (719,480)      

    Established in: 1764

    1. Louvre   

    City: Paris 

    Country: France

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 72,735 (782,910)      

    Established in: 1792

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    Top 10 largest Art Museums in the World

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    1. Louvre

    City: Paris 

    Country: France

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 72,735 (782,910)     

    Established in: 1792

    2. State Hermitage Museum

    City: St. Petersburg      

    Country: Russia

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 66,842 (719,480)     

    Established in: 1764

    3. National Museum of China

    City: Beijing        

    Country: China

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 65,000 (700,000)     

    Established in: 1959

    4. Metropolitan Museum of Art

    City: New York City      

    Country: United States

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 58,820 (633,100)     

    Established in: 1870

    5. Vatican Museums

    City: Vatican City (Rome)       

    Country: Vatican City

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 43,000 (460,000)     

    Established in: 1506

    6. Tokyo National Museum

    City: Tokyo

    Country: Japan

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 38,000 (410,000)     

    Established in: 1872

    7. National Museum of Anthropology

    City: Mexico City 

    Country: Mexico

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 33,000 (360,000)     

    Established in: 1964

    8. Victoria and Albert Museum

    City: London       

    Country: United Kingdom

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 30,000 (320,000)     

    Established in: 1852

    9. National Museum of Korea

    City: Seoul

    Country:  South Korea

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 27,090 (291,600)     

    Established in: 1945

    10. Art Institute of Chicago

    City: Chicago      

    Country: United States

    Gallery space in square meter (sq. ft): 26,000 (280,000)     

    Established in: 1879

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