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Top 10 largest Art Museums in the World

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. In this article, we are giving 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 which will helps the reader to enhance their general knowledge.
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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