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  1. June 2007
  2. amoore rated Archeological Museum of Bologna

  3. amoore rated Museo Nationale del Bargello

  4. amoore rated Albertina Graphics Collection

  5. amoore rated Peggy Guggenheim Museum

  6. amoore rated Field Museum of Natural History

  7. amoore rated Vatican Museums

  8. amoore rated Uffizi Gallery

  9. amoore rated The Egyptian Museum

  10. amoore rated The Rijksmuseum

  11. amoore rated Pushkin Fine Arts Museum

  12. amoore rated Pitti Palace

  13. amoore rated Kunsthistorisches Museum

  14. amoore rated Iraqi Museum

  15. amoore rated Hermitage Museum

  16. amoore rated Gemaldegalerie

  17. amoore rated Gallerie dell'Accademia

  18. April 2007
  19. amoore reviewed Sir John Soane's Museum in London, United Kingdom

    The former residence of neo-classical architect Sir John Soane, The Soane Museum is an addictively eclectic tribute to the man and his collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities. There are over 30,000 pieces, which range from Hogarth's eight Rake…"

  20. amoore reviewed Victoria & Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom

    "The glorious V&A is probably the world's finest museum of applied and decorative arts. It houses Britain's national collections of everything from photography to ceramics, via miniature paintings, sculpture to 1914, glass, jewellery, textiles and more. C…"

  21. amoore reviewed Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    This museum features a comprehensive and authoritative collection of works by Van Gogh. There are also a sprinkling of paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, friends and the 19th-century artists that influenced him, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Gau…"

  22. amoore reviewed Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy

    "The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, in the splendid Baroque Palazzo Barberini, forms part of Italy's national collection of ancient art. The Palazzo's lavish apartments are at their best in the rococo Gallery of Decorative Art. The collection contains …"

  23. amoore reviewed The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel

    "The Israel Museum is a fascinating repository of archaeology, art and Judaica. The archaeological section shows a history of Israel in seven chapters, from Prehistory through Biblical and Herodian times to the Islamic period. The Judaica section shows im…"

  24. amoore reviewed Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya, Japan

    The Tokugawa Art Museum, in Nagoya, shows the collections of the wealthy Owari, a branch of the powerful Tokugawa family, which ruled in the Edo Period, from 1603 to 1868. The collection includes lavishly designed swords and armour, artefacts from tea ce…"

  25. amoore reviewed Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand

    On the harbour in Wellington, Te Papa Tongarewa holds excellent displays of Maori art and culture, as well as sections devoted to the colonisation and recent history of New Zealand. Exhibitions make creative use of cutting-edge interactive and other tech…"

  26. amoore reviewed Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, Hungary

    The National Museum of Hungary is best-known for its displays about Hungarian and Magyar history, which chronicle the development of the nation and its people over centuries. The imposing building is said to have been a catalyst for the 1848 Hungarian re…"

  27. amoore reviewed Naples Museo Archeologico in Naples, Italy

    The Museo Archeologico Nazionale houses great treasures from Greece, Rome and Egypt - formed around the fabulous, rich Farnese Collection - as well as fascinating displays of art and artefacts excavated from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. There is lim…"

  28. amoore reviewed Stockholm's National Museum of Art in Stockholm, Sweden

    Sweden's National Museum of Art was founded in 1792 and represents a collection of 12,500 works of art, with particularly strengths in Swedish and Nordic art. The museum also has a very fine collection of Rembrandt paintings, which are shown in a single …"

  29. amoore reviewed National Museum of Singapore in Singapore, Singapore

    The National Museum of Singapore provides an overview of Singapore's history, showing items of cultural and traditional importance. Ancient Javanese gold items, historic depictions of the city in photography and paint, weapons, art, costumes and other ar…"

  30. amoore reviewed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy

    Much of the Uffizi's collection was once owned by the Medici family, a member of which originally commissioned the building in 1560. The Uffizi houses a stunning collection of Renaissance and medieval painting and sculpture, including priceless works fro…"

  31. amoore reviewed Queen's Gallery in London, United Kingdom

    The Royal Collection is a glorious anomaly, a trove of art and other treasures acquired by monarchs of Britain over the centuries and held in trust for the nation. As well as wonderful works of art, there are more unusual collections representing the tas…"

  32. amoore reviewed Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy

    The Vatican Museums show world-renowned collections of ancient sculpture, medieval and Renaissance art. They include the Sistine Chapel, the Galleria dei Candelabri (Gallery of Candelabras), the Galleria degli Arazzi (featuring an outstanding collection …"

  33. amoore reviewed Gemaldegalerie in Berlin, Germany

    A large collection of European art from the 13th to the 18th centuries, housed in 7,000 square metres of exhibition space. It's strong in 13th to 16th century Italian painting and 15th and 16th century Dutch painting - and there are 16 works by Rembrandt…"

  34. amoore reviewed Museo Nationale del Bargello in Florence, Italy

    Italy's National Museum of Sculpture houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture. Masterpieces by Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini, Bernini and others fill the building's frescoed rooms, spilling out into courtyards, dotted with an e…"

  35. amoore reviewed National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australia

    "The National Gallery of Australia's collections of arts can be broadly divided into four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait art, Asian art and International Art. A key piece in the Aboriginal collection is The Aboriginal Memorial (1…"

  36. amoore reviewed Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Scotland's Royal Museum has satisfyingly diverse collections of everything from early fossils to the Dolly the Sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal from a cell. As you would expect, there are good displays covering the breadth of Scottish history …"

  37. amoore reviewed The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The Rijksmuseum, in its handsome neo-Renaissance brick building, is best known for paintings from the Golden Age of Dutch art. Masterpieces include Rembrandt's The Night Watch and works by Vermeer, Van Ruisdael, van Heemskerck, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. …"

  38. amoore reviewed Bodleian Library in Oxford, United Kingdom

    The Bodleian Library has a history dating back to 1602 and its roots date back even further. As well as being the main research library for Oxford University, it is a copyright deposit library; its collections are used by scholars around the world. The B…"

  39. amoore reviewed Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain

    The third point in Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is housed in a fine neo-classical building. The collection is shown chronologically, from the Renaissance to the late 20th century. It covers Impressionists, Expressionists,…"

  40. amoore reviewed Canada's National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada

    This Ottawa museum, in an award-winning glass and granite building, is home to Canada's premier collection of home-grown art. The Canadian displays include over 800 paintings, sculpture and decorative works ranging from 18th-century religious Qu'bec scul…"

  41. amoore reviewed Sweden's Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden

    Sweden's national museum of cultural history and art, with exhibits from stretching from prehistory to the 16th century. There are rooms devoted to gold treasures and to the Vikings, as well as a good collection of textiles and, in the Gothic rooms, an e…"

  42. amoore reviewed Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, United States

    A huge and hugely enjoyable collection of all things natural history - paleontology, geology, botany, anthropology. The collection now runs to some 20 million items, a portion of which are shown on the museum's nine acres of space. The dinosaurs, Egyptia…"

  43. amoore reviewed Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy

    The section of the Peggy Guggenheim collection on show in Venice is more eclectic than elsewhere; it's housed in the charming Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where she lived for 30 years. The important artistic movements of the first half of the 20th century a…"

  44. amoore reviewed Picasso Museum in Paris, France

    An elegant mansion in the Marais, housing the definitive collection of works by Picasso ' thousands of paintings, drawings, sketches, sculptures and other artworks. They span the artist's career and show the development of his style. The museum also show…"

  45. amoore reviewed Edo-Tokyo Museum in Tokyo, Japan

    The Edo-Tokyo Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of Tokyo and its people, back to its roots as the small 15th century fishing village of Edo. The permanent exhibitions show artefacts, reproductions and scale models. Among the highligh…"

  46. amoore reviewed Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy

    "The Accademia was founded in 1750 as the school for painting, sculpture and architecture for Venice and is first point of call for art-lovers in this city. The collection is devoted to Venetian artists up to the 18th century; masterpieces by Titian, Tint…"

  47. amoore reviewed Iraqi Museum in Baghdad, Iraq

    Spectacular and largely looted; it's hard to say accurately what remains of the collection."

  48. amoore reviewed Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki, Finland

    "The Finnish National Gallery is host to three independent museums: the Anteneum Art Museum, the Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art), and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum (Museum of Foreign Art). They collectively show a large selection of sculpture, painting,…"

  49. amoore reviewed Athens Archeological Museum in Athens, Greece

    One of the most important museums of classical antiquity in the world, the National Archeological Museum of Athens dates rom the late 19thC and houses treasures from Thessaly, the Cylcades, Santorini and Mycenae along with a peerless collection of sculpt…"

  50. amoore reviewed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

    "The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings in St Petersburg, the most famous of which is the Winter Palace. This is a collection for superlatives ' two and a half centuries' worth of art, one of the world's finest and most valuable collection…"

  51. amoore reviewed Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum has remarkable collections of art and antiquities from Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome and Cyprus. They encompass furniture, armour, pottery and glass, oriental art, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals. Mas…"

  52. amoore reviewed National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan

    Taipei's National Palace Museum is a repository for thousands of years' worth of Chinese art and artefacts. The collections are so extensive that only a fraction are on show at one time - paintings, bronzes, oracle bones, porcelain, jewellery and more, i…"

  53. amoore reviewed Archeological Museum of Bologna in Bologna, Italy

    Bologna's Archaeological Museum encompasses Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Etruscan artefacts and relics. The Egyptian collection is among Italy's best, with a large collection of mummies and sarcophagi. Treasures include a sculpture of a torso said to be Ne…"

  54. amoore reviewed Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy

    On the Capitoline Hill in Rome, the group of art and archeological museums is housed in three palazzi, laid out around the Piazza del Campidoglio, the design of which was based on a plan by Michelangelo. The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been tr…"

  55. amoore reviewed Musee Auguste Rodin in Paris, France

    The Rodin Museum in Paris primarily shows the artist's completed works, in marble and bronze sculptures, including The Kiss and The Thinker. They are housed in the artist's former residence, with many pieces displayed in the gardens. Rodin's work is comp…"

  56. amoore reviewed Albertina Graphics Collection in Vienna, Austria

    "This Vienna museum houses a world-renowned collection of graphic art ' comprising some 60,000 drawings, etchings and watercolours and over a million other printed works. There are important works, such as Albrecht Durer's 1502 'Rabbit', as well as works …"

  57. amoore reviewed The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt

    The Cairo museum houses the world's most extensive collections of ancient Egyptian art and artefacts. The artefacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun are on show here, a treasure trove of 1,700 pieces including his gold funerary mask. There is also …"

  58. amoore reviewed Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria

    This charming, elaborate building houses fine and decorative artworks gathered by the empire-building Habsburgs. As well as works by great European masters, there are fine examples of work from Egypt and Ancient Greece."

  59. amoore reviewed British Museum in London, United Kingdom

    Incredible world class collection of Chinese, Asian, Aztec and Classical art, with Egyptian Mummies, the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles as highlights. The astonishing thing about the British Museum, too, is that it is free (except for special exhibi…"

  60. amoore reviewed National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Mexico

    This huge, brutalist Chapultepec Park museum provides an overview of Latin American cultural history, from the earliest civilisations on. Significant exhibits include the Aztec Stone of the Sun, the mysterious giant stone heads that are relics of the Olm…"

  61. amoore reviewed Courtauld Institute Gallery in London, United Kingdom

    The Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery at Somerset House has Britain's finest collection of Impressionist paintings, as well as world-famous Old Masters. The fine prints and drawings collection features works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cホzanne and Turne…"

  62. amoore reviewed Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia

    Moscow's finest arts museum, with a huge collection of Western art. It has excellent displays of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, with French Impressionists particularly well represented. A small annexe museum next door, the Musey Chastnykh Koll…"

  63. amoore reviewed Altes Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany

    "Berlin's 1876 Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), completely restored in 2001, represents 19th-century painting and sculpture. The collection includes fine examples of French and German Impressionists as well as masterpieces from the romantic an…"

  64. amoore reviewed National Gallery, London in London, United Kingdom

    "The National Gallery houses one of the world's most important collections of Western European painting. Dutch and Italian Renaissance collections form two major highlights but the scope is huge and there are masterpieces from every major school of art, f…"

  65. amoore reviewed Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany

    A grand neoclassical building housing one of the world's most important collections of European paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including more works by Rubens than any other museum and such gems as Durer's monumental Self-Portrait (1500). …"

  66. amoore reviewed Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy

    The Palazzo Pitti has long been a repository for art treasures in Florence. The beautiful mainly Renaissance building was the townhouse of a wealthy Florentine banker, then was owned by the Medici family before becoming home to the ruling families of the…"

  67. amoore reviewed Archaeological Museum of Delphi in Central Greece, Greece

    "One of the triumvirate of leading Greek museums, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi houses important sculptures from Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. Highlights include such works as 5th-century BC Charioteer of Delphi, a larger-than-life bro…"

  68. amoore reviewed Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy

    The museum and art gallery of Naples is housed in a Bourbon palazzo, originally built to house the Farnese collection of art. Today, the collections represent European art from the 14th to the 18th centuries, though it is especially strong in Italian art…"

  69. amoore reviewed Wallace Collection in London, United Kingdom

    The charming Wallace Collection originates in the private collection of Sir Richard Wallace. It's best known for fine porcelain, especially Sevres and Meissen, and its excellent armoury, but also shows Old Master paintings and other objets d'art."

  70. amoore reviewed Borghese Gallery in Rome, Italy

    "The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. The collection orginated in the 1600s with Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of the Pope. Primarily a collector of classical and neoclass…"

  71. amoore reviewed Brera Gallery in Milan, Italy

    One of Italy's finest collections of Renaissance art, the Brera was founded by Napoleon as a staging post for works of art looted from the rest of Italy, many of which eventually made their way to the Louvre. Includes fine paintings by, for example, Cara…"

  72. amoore reviewed Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, United Kingdom

    The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology was established in 1683, making in one of the oldest museums in the world. It was built to house the collection of Elias Ashmole, who gave it to Oxford University in 1677 and which included a stuffed dodo, whic…"