All the museums
National Archaeological Museum of Florence
The National Archaeological Museum of Florence (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze) is one of the oldest museums of its kind in Italy. It holds Etruscan, Greek and Roman collections, and houses the Egyptian Museum, the second largest collection of Egyptian artefacts in Italy, after that in Turin. The museum was inaugurated in 1870 by King Victor Emmanuel II, soon after which it needed to be relocated due to lack of space to its current location Palazzo della Crocetta, a palace built in 1620 for princess Maria Maddalena de’ Medici, sister of Cosimo II de’ Medici.
National Museum of African Art
The National Museum of African Art is the nation’s premier museum dedicated exclusively to the collection, conservation, study and exhibition of Africa’s traditional and contemporary arts. Founded in 1964 by Warren M. Robbins as a private educational institution, the Museum of African Art became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979, and in 1981 it was officially renamed the National Museum of African Art. Sylvia H. Williams and Roy Seiber joined the museum in 1983 as director and associate director for research and collections, respectively. Plans were made for a new facility on the National Mall that would be accessible to a new and larger audience, and in 1987 the museum relocated to its current facility. Plans are in the works for further renovation of its display space and for a dynamic expansion of its permanent collection and its exhibition program. The collection of the NMAfA ranges from ceramics, textiles, furniture, and tools to masks, figures, and musical instruments. The collection currently contains more than 8,400 traditional objects. The mission of the NMAfA also includes African contemporary art.
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland was voted the number one museum in the UK by TripAdvisor, and is one of the top 10 UK visitor attractions; the most popular in Scotland. Fresh from a £47 million redevelopment, the Museum houses a spectacular array of over 20,000 fascinating artefacts. Our magnificently diverse collections will take you on an inspirational journey through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature, world cultures and the excitement of science and discovery – all under one roof.
National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round—the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings—in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the Native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004, on Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, Southwest; the George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland. The foundations for the present collections were first assembled in the former Museum of the American Indian in New York City, which was established in 1916, and which became part of the Smithsonian in 1990.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
You are invited to discover some of the 34,500 pieces in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. From ceramic objects found in ancient Chinese tombs to whimsical sculptures of badminton birdies, the Nelson-Atkins collection spans over 5,000 years of humanity. Don’t miss the award-winning Bloch Building featuring modern and contemporary art. The museum features Rozzelle Court Restaurant, fashioned after an open-air Italian featuring the oldest fountain in Kansas City. The museum’s store offers extensive selections of art and design books, home décor, cards, exhibition catalogs, CDs and unusual gift items. A place for quiet relaxation, creative inspiration, or an exhilarating start to your weekend - the Nelson-Atkins invites you to experience one of the country's pre-eminent cultural destinations.
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York
In 1967, Nelson Rockefeller, then governor of New York, chartered the State University of New York. It included the Purchase campus in Westchester County, conceived as an institution that would include a broad liberal arts program as well as professional training in performing and visual arts. The university trustees determined that a museum was central to its public service mission and included in its master plan the 78,000-square-foot Neuberger Museum by the distinguished American architects John Burgee and Philip Johnson, which opened to the public in 1974. That year, Eliot P. Hirshberg donated the African art collection of Aimee H. Hirshberg, which includes elaborate masks, ritual items, and functional objects that capture the spiritual and cultural traditions of West African life. In 1999, noted African art collector Lawrence Gussman donated more than 130 works from his remarkable collection to the museum. The works come from more than thirty different African cultures spanning the nations of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia. Many of the objects represent genres and styles that bridge different languages and cultures. The Neuberger’s African art collection consists of about 350 objects, of which some two-thirds are on display.
The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, is the state's largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella. Founding Director John Cotton Dana believed that museums were established to promote the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts and sciences. Together with a group of public officials, prominent businessmen and local collectors, he established the Museum in 1909 at the Newark Public Library. He provided the intellectual leadership that made it one of the most progressive cultural institutions in the country.