Art and history may be global languages, but its bespoke to each culture around the world – Yahoo have created a rundown of the best museum showcases that every visitor to that city should be sure to take in, which may inspire your own curations. These are some of our favourites.
New Orleans is home to a world renowned museum dedicated to World War II. It was originally opened with a focus solely on D-Day, but has now moved towards more of the general history of WWII. There is a strong focus into America’s input was during the war, which is interesting for those with a Eurocentric view of the war in particular, with a nod also to the Higgins boats, which were manufactured in New Orleans and used in amphibious landings to operate in swamps and marshes.
When we say Paris and art museum, we are of course talking about The Louvre. Located in the First Arrondissement on the right side of the Seine River, this museum is a bucket list destination for art lovers. It’s the largest museum in the world and houses some of the most high profile pieces of art globally too. Exhibitions also include a variety of history, archaeology and architecture, alongside traditional art.
Bringing in over 1.5 million visitors each year, The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, has over 4,000 archaeological artefacts to see across a vast area of around 150,000 square feet. It was first opened in 1874 but has since continued to expand, especially in the 1950s, as more exciting archaeological discoveries were made.
The British Museum in London is one you’ve undoubtedly visited in your time – it’s one of the most popular in the world welcoming over 6 million people into the museum each year, with exhibits dedicated to world art, human history and culture. This museum’s great for the whole family to visit with something for everyone to enjoy – it’s also free entry for everyone.
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