All the museums
Staatliches Museum Für Naturkunde Stuttgart (Museum am Löwentor and Schloss Rosenstein)
Museum am Löwentor: Modernity encounters fossils: 3500 square metres of exhibition space, up to 14 metres high, but with no partitions. The Museum am Löwentor, which is also interesting from an architectural perspective, was built for the internationally important collection of fossils and opened in 1985. Here, you can … • travel back through hundreds of millions of years, without leaving south-west Germany. • admire fascinating and unique original fossils and compare them with scientifically accurate reconstructions of animals, plants and habitats. • understand that the dinosaurs have survived to this day as birds. • become acquainted with the famous Steinheimer Schädel, at 300,000 years old one of the oldest fossil human finds in central Europe. • enter the world of tiny creatures in the famous amber cabinet – insects and other small animals breathtakingly well preserved. Schloss Rosenstein: Nature encounters culture: the biological exhibition of the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart is located in Schloss Rosenstein in the middle of the park. It is divided into five very differently arranged sections: • Evolution: how is the history of life decoded? • Variety of life – order in living organisms. • Native habitats: a “walk-in classification book“ • Mammals of the sea: whales, seals and sirenians and the impressive pollack whale. • Habitats of the earth
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community. Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes. We also have thriving commercial enterprises, including a publishing division, conference operations, and retail stores. Read here about our legal foundations, leaders, and sponsors. Find out about our work with communities, including iwi and museums, and learn about our landmark building and our history. Plus discover media resources and job opportunities.
The Textile Museum
In the heart of the George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus, a new museum complex will open on March 21, 2015 as Washington, DC’s newest cultural destination. The museum is intended to foster the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture, both within the university and throughout the global community. The museum’s walls will house three components: The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection focusing on DC history; artworks from George Washington University’s collections, including paintings, prints and drawings, photography, sculpture, and decorative arts; and the newly reimagined Textile Museum. The latter is an institution with a nearly one-hundred-year history, an established audience, and a respected collection of textile art representing six continents and five millennia. It was founded in 1925 by collector George Hewitt Myers and until 2011 was located in his family’s gracious home and a neighboring structure in northwestern DC. Its move to GWU and a purpose-built museum structure marks an important new chapter in its development.
Textile museum of Canada
The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations. With more than 13,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry. The Museum offers a broad variety of exhibitions including themed shows based on our permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists.
The Arts Walters Museum
You are invited to discover some of the most talented artists from around the globe and across the ages. The Walters Art Museum is one of only a few museums in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. The thousands of treasures range from mummies to arms and armor, from old master paintings to Art Nouveau jewelry. The Walters' Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian and Western Medieval art collections are among the finest in the nation, as are the museum's holdings of Renaissance and Asian art and a spectacular reserve of illuminated manuscripts and rare books. Every major trend in French painting during the 19th century is represented in the collection. The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore.
The Barnes Foundation
Dr. Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.” Born in a working-class Philadelphia neighborhood in 1872, Barnes opened the A. C. Barnes Company in Philadelphia in 1908 to manufacture the antiseptic silver compound, Argyrol. The success of this endeavor provided him with a sizable fortune. Barnes’ extensive personal studies in psychology, philosophy, and art—particularly his reading of John Dewey, George Santayana, and William James—led him to form his own theories about art and education. Combining his educational concepts and his compassion for the working man with his burgeoning interest in the arts, Barnes initiated educational seminars and hung paintings by William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, and Maurice Prendergast in his Argyrol factory to be studied and discussed by his workers. His first formal classes in art appreciation were held at the factory for the benefit of his employees. Barnes created the Barnes Foundation in 1922 as an educational institution located on a twelve-acre arboretum in Merion, near Philadelphia. He hired the noted French architect Paul Philippe Cret (responsible for the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Rodin Museum) to design the gallery and attached residence (now the administration building), which were completed in 1925. He commissioned bas-reliefs by the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and tile work using African designs and themes by Enfield Pottery and Tile Works, to adorn the building. By 1929, Barnes had sold his company and devoted himself full time to the foundation and collecting art of all types. He chose and arranged the works in “wall ensembles” in the gallery to illustrate for the foundation’s students the visual elements and aesthetic traditions he felt were evident in all art forms across periods and cultures. For the rest of his life, Barnes worked relentlessly to expand his collection and further the educational work of the foundation. Barnes was particularly noted not only for his collection of paintings (which includes works by Rousseau, Modigliani, Renoir, Cezanne, Rubins, Monet, Gauguin, and Van Gogh), but also for his early and vigorous collecting of African art. While others collected African art as examples of “primitive” cultural artifacts, Barnes was outspoken in his view of African art as a major art form, at least as aesthetically important as other major art movements and traditions. Significant elements of his African art collection remain on the site today, which can be visited by appointment.
The Field Museum
The Field Museum inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it a better place. The museum invites visitors, students, educators and scientists from around the world on a journey of scientific discovery. It’s scientific and education efforts are organized around four centers with distinct and complementary priorities. The Gantz Family Collections Center focuses on maximizing accessibility of their top collections for researchers, conservation professionals, and educators worldwide. The Integrative Research Center focuses on inquiry-driven research based on their collections, promoting interdisciplinary work across the biological, social, and earth sciences. The Keller Science Action Center puts museum science to work for conservation and cultural understanding. The Learning Center uses real objects and current science to engage multiple audiences in active, experience-based learning.
The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM)
The Natural History Museum Vienna is one of the largest, oldest, and most noteworthy natural history museums in the world. The current building was completed in 1889. Today it houses a collection of about 30 million specimens and artifacts. Its collections were founded in 1750 by Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lorraine, the husband of Maria Theresa. They comprise a number of famous and unique objects, such as the 25,000-year-old figure of the “Venus of Willendorf”, an almost complete skeleton of Steller’s Sea Cow, which became extinct more than 200 years ago, huge dinosaur skeletons, and the largest and oldest meteorite collection in the world. The most recent sensational acquisition, the Tissint Martian meteorite in the modernized meteorite hall, and the new permanent anthropology exhibition about human evolution definitely count among the highlights of the 39 galleries that are visited by well over half a million visitors each year. Furthermore, the museum has become an acknowledged center of competence for scientific questions of fundamental importance and is one of the largest non-university research institutions in Austria.
Three Gorges Museum
China Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing (Chongqing Museum) was founded in 1951 as Southwest Museum. The collections of Chongqing Museum are initially inherited from the Southwest Museum, including the antique chinaware, paintings and calligraphy, Chinese zithers (a traditional Chinese instrument), and Chinese inks which were preserved in Chongqing during the War. Gradually they have been expanded to cover several categories, including palaeoanthropological specimens, bronze wares from Ba and Shu states period, and culture relics of the Three Gorges area, of the Han dynasty. The Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing was formally opened to the public on June 18th, 2005. Now the museum holds 50 temporary exhibitions every year.
Toldeo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art is world renowned for its collection of Old Master paintings, decorative arts, and glass. In addition, the Museum has growing collections of contemporary, Asian, and African art, as well as art from antiquity. The Museum is admired for both the quality and range of its collection, which continues to grow through purchases and gifts. There is always something new to see at TMA.