Galleries and Museums
[see also: Exhibition
the Sultans ; Monks & Merchants
Egypt and the Near East:
United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Al Ain Museum Archaeology displays on Stone Age, Bronze
Age, Iron Age, Hellenistic, and Islamic periods.
Museum Towns in Bulgaria:A travel guide to Bulgaria, with information
on Roman remains at Plovdiv and Nessebur, and other towns regarded as national
District Museum:The site describes the local museum of
information on the National Archaeological Museum, the History Museum, and
the Art Museum.
Archaeology and prehistory of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia;
anthropology; and natural history collections in mineralogy, paleontology
and zoology, exhibited in several palaces and other historic structures
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Brief descriptions of exhibits present and future; maps of museum
Major collections in Classical, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Bronze Age,
Iron Age, & Romano-British archaeology.
Mary Rose Maritime Museum
The English ship sunk in 1545, now Virtually resurrected at
Museum of Antiquities, University
of Newcastle Major collections from Hadrian's Wall sites
featuring Romano-British sculpture, plus altars from temples including Benwell,
and a virtual Mithraeum.
Museum of London:
Main page for the largest, most comprehensive city museum in the world.
Covers London from prehistoric times to the present day.
Reading Museum -
The City's museum has large collections from Roman Silchester and the
University of Cambridge
- The Museum of Classical Archaeology
of Museums - Detailed lists of exhibits around the
UK and elsewhere (hosted at Oxford).
Art Museum of Tartu University
Exhibits on worldwide art, both ancient and modern.
Estonian Literary Museum
Folklore, music, and literary archives in Tartu, with manuscripts
dating back to the 16th c.
Estonian National Museum
Exhibits on Estonian people and culture (ie.18th century folk art;
rural owner's marks); in Tartu.
Viljandi Regional museum in Viljandi, Estonia includes
archaeology from 7th millenium BC to 13th c. AD; and Medieval collections
from the 13th-17th centuries, focusing on the Viljandi castle.
Museums - a selection from art to archaeology, in
Chateau de Versailles -
the palace of palaces, located near Paris, was built by the Sun-king
Louis XIV and his heirs.
Louvre - The central
museum in Paris, including famous Egyptian exhibits, plus Near East,
Greek, Roman, Renaissance, and 17th-19th century collections. The Louvre
was first built as a fort in 1190 by Philippe-Auguste, then expanded into
a palace at the end of the 16th century by Henry IV and Marie de
Museums - a selection with basic information, opening hours,
Carnavalet The museum of the history of Paris, housed
in the Hotel Carnavalet, built in 1568 in the Marais district and rebuilt
in the 17th century by Mansart. Between 1677 and 1696, it
was the home of Madame de Sévigné.
Database - look-up listings on French museums from the DMF.
Musee de Cluny
France's National Museum of the Middle Ages, housed partly in
a 3-4th century AD Roman bathhouse on the Left Bank in Paris. Merovingian
sculptures and Medieval tapestries, including the famed Lady with the
Musee des Augustins
- Medieval collections, in Toulouse.
Musee de l'Homme
Paleoanthropology, prehistory, ethnography. A central collection
Musee Rodin Collection
of drawings and sculptures from the great 19th century sculptor of the human
form, August Rodin (1840-1919) located in his old
Paris studio in the Hôtel Biron.
- listing and descriptions include interesting smaller museums
Museen - Listings of numerous town museums in
Berlin - Staatliche
Museen - City Museum of Berlin.
- Museum in this Rhine town, with information on
Hildegard of Bingen (AD 1098-1179), author of Liber Divinorum Operum,
in the Lucca Codex; plus earlier Roman materials.
Castles in South
Germany Click on a series of maps to see descriptions
of Baden-Württemberg's palaces, castles, monasteries, churches
Deutsches Museum -
in Munich, a major museum of science and natural history.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum -
the German national museum, in Nuremburg.
Gutenberg Museum -
In Mainz, city of the pioneering printer whose first bibles came
out in AD 1450-1460.
- Museen - Listings of Museums in Cologne, including
the Römisch-Germanisches Museum, one of
the largest and best archaeological collections from Roman settlements on
Museums in Germany
- Listings from the Virtual Library site.
Neanderthal Museum -
Physical anthropology and technology displays (English and German)
on the famous hominids first found in the Neander Valley in 1856.
Located in Berlin, a major museum featuring a huge,
temple-sized altar from the Hellenistic site of Pergamon in Turkey, plus
Middle East, Islamic, Far East, and ethnographic collections.
- in Rottenburg an der Laaber.
- Located in Trier, the museum holds one of the best
Roman-era collections from German Gaul, including many inscriptions and
sculptures from this ancient capital on the Moselle river.
Maritime Museum in Rostock, with emphasis on recovery of 16th century
- Galleries and museums in the southern German city of
Museum Located on the central hill (acropolis) of Athens
near the Parthenon. Collections include many fine reliefs including "Mourning
Athena," the Caryatids or pillars shaped as goddesses from the porch of the
Erectheum (a smaller temple next to the Parthenon), and several Late Archaic
Kourai or standing female figures with exquisite renderings of hair and
Cultural Map of
Hellas A good jumping off point to explore the ancient treasures
of Greece and the Greek Islands. Well put together by the Hellenic Ministry
Museum Examples on the museum's webpage includes the decree
of the Athenian popular assembly (Demos) before the Persian invasion in
480 BC; and a sacred law on temple-worship on the Acropolis from 485
Archaeological Museum of Athens Since 1889, housing the
most important finds from Greece and the Greek Islands. Superb exhibits from
Neolithic through Mycenean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and
- Archaeological Museum Opened in 1971, the museum houses
important collections from northern Greece including the recently found tombs
(late 4th century BC), and other exhibits related to Alexander the
Institute Árni Magnússon (1663-1730), an Icelander
and professor at the University of Copenhagen, had a major collection of
Medieval Icelandic manuscripts, now in the Arnamagnæan Institute.
Examples include the 12 c. AD Íslendingabók (Book
of the Icelanders), and early versions of the Kings
in Calcutta Information on a number of exhibits including
Buddhist Temple Banners from Tibet. The collection was started in 1784 by
the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
Museums of India
List with addresses and opening hours.
Prince of Wales Museum
Materials from the early Harappan civilization onward; located
Hunt Museum Archaeology
and history museum in Limerick, especially notable for its Medieval and tapestry
National Gallery of Ireland
In Dublin; 14th-20th century paintings and sculpture, with many
European and Irish masterpieces.
- Useful, if not scholarly.
Museum - Major collections from Classical and Renaissance
Rome, located by St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican City.
Museums Those in Bratislava include the Archaeological
Museum, the Museum of Jewish Culture, and the Slovak National Museum.
Listing of the many museums in Barcelona, with addresses
Prado (Museo del Prado)
Beijing Art Museum
Calligraphy, painting, weaving and embroideries, porcelain,
furniture, ancient coins and artifacts from the Neolithic to the Ming and
Henan Museum Exhibits
range from bronze age vessels and ancient sculpture to pottery; also a natural
history collection with fossils of dinosaur eggs.
Meiji-Mura Meiji-mura (Meiji Village): open-air museum of
Japanese architecture from the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Mexico and Central America:
Museo Nacional in
San Jose. Includes large archaeological and historical collections.
Displays from the Maya site of Copán, one of the Late
Classic regional capitals.
Museo Nacional de
Antropologia Central collections on the many ancient
civilizations of Mexico (Olmec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec, Huastec, Chichimec,
Aztec) and Mexican ethnography. Located in Mexico City
México Museums grouped by state. From the
magazine México Desconocido.
México- Arte y Cultura,
Museos y Galerías Listing of links to
Galleries and Museums.
Museo Carlos Pellicer
Villahermosa, Tabasco. Collections on Olmec, Maya, and
related Gulf Coast cultures.
de Yucatán Merida, Yucatán. Extensive displays
on Maya sites and civilization.
Site and museum at the ancient Aztec ceremonial center in
Tenochtitlán (today, Mexico City).
Honolulu. Main ethnographic and archeological collections from
American Museum of Natural History
in New York City. From dinosaurs to outer space, via
Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology Ethnographic and
archaeological collections in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Museum of Archaeology - at the University of New Mexico
Metropolitan Museum In
New York City. Superb collections and displays ranging from the archaeology
of ancient Egypt , Classical Greece and Rome, and the Near East, to Renaissance
and Impressionist art.
Washington, DC: Vast resources and exhibits on natural history,
ethnography, archaeology, art history, US and Far Eastern history, airplanes
and space exploration, and the history of science and
Museo de La Plata Displays in ethnography and archaeology
(NE Argentina, Andes, and Egyptian civilizations), zoology, and
Information on the National Museum of Brazil, Universidade Federal
do Río de Janiero. Also
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Includes links to Colcultura (Colombian Culture),
the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología, and the Revista Colombiana
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