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Great Art Galleries and Museums of the World

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Guggenheim Museum of Art

Louvre Museum Paris

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Baltimore Museum of Art

Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum

 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove is exhibiting the fascinating British Museum touring show, Pharaoh–King of Egypt until Feb.28 2013. The exhibition showcases almost 100 objects from the British Museum’s outstanding collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, which is the largest of its kind outside of Egypt.

Located on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin (opposite the architecturally similar Kelvin Hall). The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park, near the main campus of the University of Glasgow on Gilmorehill.

Kelvingrove is one of the largest civic museum and art galleries in the UK, housing priceless collections of international importance. Kelvingrove has staged a whole range of diverse temporary exhibitions including Glasgow’s Italian Art collection, Kylie Minogue’s costumes, Dr Who and AC/DC.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed 10 million visitors since it reopened to the public in 2006 after a £35 million refurbishment. The museum is home to more than 8,000 objects from the Glasgow collection including the iconic Christ of St John of the Cross and works by the likes of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and is one of Scotland’s most visited attractions.

In a 2007 global survey of museums and galleries by the Art Magazine, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was 14th in the world in terms of visitor numbers just behind the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and ahead of such famous names as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Uffizi in Florence and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. In 2010, an exhibition of works by the Glasgow Boys welcomed more than 120,000 visitors, smashing a record set by a Van Gogh exhibition in 1948.

 

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