2 Greek among the 41 incredible museums to visit before you die
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2 Greek among the 41 incredible museums to visit before you die

Experts from the newspaper Telegraph reveal the most spectacular museums to see around the world. 41 museums are included in the list with the 41 incredible museums to visit before you die, among them 2 Greek museums are featured.

The Acropolis Museum and the Benaki Museum.

The article mentions about the Acropolis museum: “Inaugurated in June 2009, this light, airy glass-and-concrete building was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi. Archaic and classical finds from the Acropolis site are displayed here – proud statues of the ancients and life-like stone carvings of animals. The top floor is devoted to the marble frieze that once ran around the top of the Parthenon. About half of the pieces are originals, while the remainder are white plaster copies. The missing pieces were removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and are now in the British Museum in London. The Greeks have wanted them back for decades, and hope that this blatant presentation will finally convince the British to return them”.

“Housed in a neo-classical building with a lovely roof-terrace cafe, this museum traces Greek art right up the 20th century. Sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, paintings, furniture and costumes are on display, but top pieces include the Thessaly Treasure (a hoard of gold filigree jewellery set with precious stones, dating from the second century BC), two early paintings by El Greco, and the reconstruction of two 18th-century, wood-panelled, Ottoman-inspired living rooms” is how the newspaper describes the Benaki Museum.

See the list:

1. Museum of Modern Art

2. Metropolitan Museum of Art

3. Guggenheim

4. The Whitney Museum of American Art

5. Musée du Louvre

6. Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet

7. Musée National Rodin

8. Vatican Museums

9. Galleria Borghese

10. Design Museum

11. Sir John Soane’s Museum

12. The Victoria & Albert Museum

13. Prado Museum

14. Reina Sofía Museum

15. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

16. Rijksmuseum

17. Van Gogh Museum


19. Museu Picasso

20. The Hermitage, St Petersburg

21. Galleria degli Uffizi

22. Palazzo Medici Riccardi

23. La Specola

24. New Acropolis Museum

25. Benaki Museum

26. Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles

27. Musées Royaux de Beaux Arts

28. Musée des Instruments de Musique (MIM)

29. Musée du Cinquantenaire

30. Museum Island, Berlin

31. Getty Villa + Getty Center, Los Angeles

32. Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

33. Museo Atlántico, Lanzarote

34. Museum of Broken Relationships, Croatia

35. ArtScience Museum, Singapore

36. Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark

37. Shanghai Museum, China

38. Bildmuseet, Sweden

39. Chichu Art Museum, Japan

40. Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile

41. National Palace Museum, Taipei