When it comes to visiting MUSEUMS there are so many must-see museums around the world. Visiting museums is one of the favorite hobby for some people. Museums house collections of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific significance. And they have varying goals ranging from serving researchers to entertaining the general public. Well, here is my list of must-see museums around the world. If u even have a little interest towards museums you must visit these 10 Museum’s around the world.

  1. Lok Virsa Museum (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Lok Virsa Museum also known as the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage, is a museum of history, art and culture in Islamabad, Pakistan, located on the Shakarparian Hills. The museum opened in 1974 and became an autonomous institute in 2002 following the Lok Virsa Legal Status Ordinance, 2002. The museum consists of several buildings as well as an outdoor museum which can accommodate up to 3000 visitors.

  1. Taxila Museum (Taxila, Pakistan)

The construction of this museum started in 1918 which is completed on 1928, and opened for public. Taxila Museum is famous for its ancient historical civilization northern gallery is constructed by government of Pakistan. Visitors from Pakistan and from all over the globe come to see the remains of old civilization, collections and displays. Almost 4000 objects are displayed at museum, which are of the age 500BC to 600BC. About two dozen Buddhist stupas are displayed. These stupas are still in same condition as they are discovered during the digging process some of them are repaired to give the touch as they are in real. Three main religions are supposed to be past, that are Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religions.

  1. PAF Museum (Karachi, Pakistan)

PAF Museum, Karachi is an Air Force museum and park situated near Karsaz Flyover on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. A majority of the aircraft, weapons and radar are displayed outside in the park but the main museum features all major fighter aircraft that have been used by the Pakistan Air Force. The museum also houses the Vickers VC.1 Viking aircraft used by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, and a Folland Gnat of the Indian Air Force, that landed in Pasrur town, Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965. Also on display are the scale models of some World War I, World War II and some more modern aircraft and photo galleries of almost all the squadrons of Pakistan Air Force.

  1. Tokugawa Art Museum (Japan)

The Tokugawa family ruled Japan from 1600 – 1868. This was the Edo period, the longest period of peace, during which the arts flourished. Many Japanese artists influenced Western masters including Gaugin and Manet during this time. Several of the exhibits present contextualized aspects of past Japanese life. This one definitely tops my list of must-see museums around the world.

  1. National Gallery (London)

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.This gallery has the most famous and familiar paintings in the world, in a building that is an internationally recognized landmark. The pictures in the collection date from about 1250 to 1900 and consist of over 2,300 masterpieces by Western European artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, van Eyck, Holbein, Goya, Rembrandt, Turner, Constable, Renoir, van Gogh, Degas, and Picasso.

  1. Museo Nacional Del Prado (Spain)

This is the main Spanish national art museum and is located in Madrid. It has one of the world’s best collections of European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. The masters Velasquez and Goya are very well represented at the Prado.

  1. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (Sydney)

The Museum of Contemporary Art was established to fulfil the museum aspect of the visionary bequest of Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943), who left his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians in the contemporary visual arts. In 1989 the building was gifted by the NSW State Government to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Funded by the University of Sydney and the Power Bequest, restoration and refurbishment of the building commenced in 1990 under the direction of Andrew Anderson of Peddle Thorpe/John Holland Interiors and in November 1991 the Museum of Contemporary Art officially opened.

  1. The Museum Of Modern Art (New York)

The extraordinary exhibitions and collection of modern and contemporary art at MoMA are dedicated to helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time. The museum is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world and their library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs.

  1. The National Archaeological Museum (Greece)

NAM holds the most spectacular collection of Ancient Greek art in the world. Its abundant collections provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. A notable sculpture there is the 5th-century B.C. Bronze Zeus.

  1. Vatican City (Italy)

Vatican City is actually a city-state, but it is also home to some of the finest Italian works of art from the Renaissance and High Renaissance. Michelangelo designed the dome and Bernini created the portico of this amazing structure. There are tens of thousands of works on display throughout the 1,400 rooms!

 

 Ahsan Mahmood
ahsnamahmood8989@gmail.com

Bahria University, Islamabad.

 

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