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Painting Museums

Painting museums are hallowed temples for art lovers. Ask any art lover what Louvre means to him/her and he or she will go into raptures about the masterpieces housed there. Ask any artistically inclined British citizen about the National Museum and he or she will discuss at length, the interplay of lights in Turner's landscapes, with you. Indeed museums are synonymous with the art treasures that they house.

Museums are a fairly recent invention, the first museum to sytematically preserve and display artefacts was the National Museum in London, which was founded in 1753 and opened free to the public in 1759. It was a 'universal museum' which means it displayed things related to art, history, and science.

The First Painting Museum was the Hermitage in St. Petersburg which was established in 1764 . One cannot discuss art museums without mentioning the famous Louvre in Paris. It was established in 1793, soon after the French Revolution when the royal treasures were declared for the people. It houses some of the world's most famous paintings including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

Listed below are some of the most famous Painting Museums of the World


Centre Georges Pompidou Paris.

Musée du Louvre Paris.


National Museum of Art Osaka.

National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto.


Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Moscow


The National Gallery London

Royal Academy of Arts London.


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City..

National Gallery of Art Washington


Victoria and Albert Museum,Bombay

Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay

National Museum, Calcutta

Victoria Memorial,Calcutta

CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta,

Salarjung Art Museum, Hyderabad

National Museum,New Delhi

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