When it comes to capturing history nothing does it better than the museums across the world. On this International World Museum Day, it's time we make a list of the most iconic and historic museums that one can visit once the lockdown’s lifted!
Le Louvre, Paris, France - Like most museums this historic structure used to be a palace for the Kings of France and it was restored and converted into a fully functioning museum about a few centuries ago. From Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the time of the European Renaissance of the 15th Century AD to the Venus de Milo’s Cyclades from way back in the 100 Century BC, you will find a dynamic list of historic sculptures and paintings at this museum.
State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia - This museum boasts of more than three million items in its spectacular list of world art. Starting from the Stone Age and continued to till the last 20th Century, this museum has it all. This too used to be a property of the royals of Russia. It has the best of European art, but the main attraction is the Treasure Gallery’s Gold Rooms which put up a marvellous show of masterpieces of Gold antiques starting from Gold paintings to Gold sculptures.
The British Museum, London, England - This is one of the largest museums of Europe and has more than eight million masterpieces from all across the globe. It houses exquisite gold carvings of the Rosetta Stone, from 196 BC. It has prehistoric text carved on it and has helped archaeologists and historians across the globe understand many significant milestones in history by decoding these writings.
American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA - Shifting our base from historic events if you want to explore the evolution of living beings and how it evolved to be the creatures we see today there is no better place than the American Museum of Natural History. A magnificent collection of thirty-eight million specimens from all across the world and from multiple evolution cycles this is a must-visit for the ones who are interested in natural history.
The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy - It displays a huge collection of art by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries. From Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings to exotic wall frescoes by Raphael, all of these are a must-visit for all to understand how art has transformed and evolved through the ages. The marvellous spiral staircase calls for some epic photographs which will surely make you travel back in time through each step of the way.
Well, if you are dying to explore these museums yourself, wait around a little bit till when it will be safe to travel again and in the meantime you can treat yourself to virtual tours of some of these museums!