Amazing Sights at Angkor In Cambodia
February 13, 2014 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Angkor is a UNESCO protected city and the largest archaeological sites in South East Asia stretching in an area of 400 km. It is a destination which has the remains of the Khmer regime and the parks, temples and hydraulic structures mesmerize you with its sheer grandeur and splendour. Every year millions tourist cross flock to this amazing fairy tale land and enter Angkor Wat, the largest religious  [...]

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Cultural centre and library
December 14, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Cultural centre and library
Also known as the Alexandrian library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a great manifestation of the old library in Alexandrina. The old one since 288 B.C. was the home of the world’s largest manuscript collection as well as was the learning center for more than 500 years until the 3rd century. In comparison with this one, the new dramatic Bibliotheca Alexandrina featuring a great sundial or an angled discus since 2002 holds four museums as well as art galleries for temporary displays, a planetarium, 15 permanent exhibitions, a manuscript restoration laboratory, and libraries of multimedia, maps, youngsters, children, and visually impaired. This Alexandrian library also holds religious significance as it was a temple in olden days, was closely related with the Christian theologians, and had  [...]


Prado museum: Home to finest European art exhibition
December 13, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Prado museum: Home to finest European art exhibition
Also known as Museo del Prado, the Prado museum of Madrid exhibits one of the superb European art collections of the globe, which range from 12th to 19th century. Originally opened as a gallery of sculpture and paintings, it today houses over 8200 drawings, 2,000 decorative art pieces, 4800 prints, 1000 sculptures, and 1,000 coins as well as medals including historic documents. The painting exhibit holds some 7,800 paintings, but only 25% of it is on display due to shortage of space. Recently, a new wing was added to hold additional 400 paintings as a part of temporary expositions. In total, however, the Prado museum is showing some 1000 works as over 3,100 works are temporarily lent to other museums and rest occupy the storage space. Still, there is no doubt that the Prado museum is among  [...]


Powerhouse Museum: Sydney’s major art gallery
December 10, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Powerhouse Museum: Sydney’s major art gallery
Commonly known as the science museum in Sydney, the Powerhouse museum is the prime part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Although it is dedicated to the field of science, the gallery encompasses an assortment of collections with regards to the technology in the fields of decorative arts, transport, communication, furniture, costume, computers, media, steam engines, and space. In its diverse journey of 125 years during which it exhibited various appearances, the Powerhouse museum has managed to gather around 400,000 artifacts of which several are preserved within since 1988. Today, this famous Sydney tourist spot also distributes its quarterly magazine that is well known as Powerline. Talking about the attractions here, the Powerhouse museum is the home of many distinct collections.  [...]


Kunsthistorisches Museum: World’s one of the leading art galleries
December 9, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Kunsthistorisches Museum: World’s one of the leading art galleries
Also known as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is one of the best galleries of fine and decorative arts on the planet. The term Kunsthistorisches literally means the Museum of Art History and refers to both the main edifice and the institution. Housed in the jovially grand palace on Ringstraße, the rectangular shaped Kunsthistorisches Museum is capped with an eight-sided dome of 60 m and is today more than 100 years old. The purpose of erecting this museum was to house the Habsburgs' remarkable art collection so that even the common men could admire them. The sandstone building from inside really looks like a palace as it is richly adorned with stucco embellishments, marble, paintings, and gold leaf forming an awesome architectural delight. In Vienna, the Kunsthistorisches  [...]


Gemaldegalerie: Berlin museum of pride
December 8, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Gemaldegalerie: Berlin museum of pride
Recognized as the holder of one of the most important European art collections on the planet, Gemaldegalerie refers to an art gallery holding the objects of the 13th to 18th centuries. Nestled in Berlin’s Kulturforum, the museum is easily accessible from Potsdamer Platz. Gemaldegalerie includes collections that hold the art works by the famous artists like Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt. This museum is now almost 180 years old and was planned by the Munich architects namely, Christoph Sattler and Heinz Hilmer. Today, the edifice is the home of 72 rooms making the floor to extend up to 1.25 miles housing some 3,000 works in more than 50 halls. Downstairs, there are collections of many works, a digital gallery,  [...]


The Egyptian Museum: Where ancient Egypt resides
December 7, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
The Egyptian Museum: Where ancient Egypt resides
If you are a great fan of ancient Egypt, then your visit to the Egyptian Museum nestled on the Tahrir Square of Cairo is a must. This is where you will come across the most extensive treasures of the ancient Egypt including all types of art as well as artifacts. Commonly known as the Cairo Museum and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum is the home of more than 1,00,000 objects out of which, only the usual ones are kept for display, whereas the remaining ones are placed in the storerooms. Among all the artifacts such as the pharaoh’s gems and mummies, the museum’s main attraction now a days is the mummy of Tutankhamun that is preserved here with his 1700 gems along with the golden mask. The Egyptian Museum is composed of two floors that encompass a total of 107 halls.  [...]


The Louvre Museum: Most visited museum of art
December 6, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
The Louvre Museum: Most visited museum of art
Also known as the Musee du Louvre or formally the Grand Louvre, the Louvre Museum is not only the Paris’ central attraction as well as a historic monument, but is also among the largest museums and the most explored museum of art on the planet. Nestled at the Seine’s Right Bank in the first district and housed in the Louvre Palace or the fortress of 12th century, the art gallery is the home of varied artifacts belonging right since the time of prehistory, which are displayed over a vast area. The relics of the citadel are yet seen if you come to visit this great Louvre Museum. Started in 1793 with only 537 paintings restricted to the imperial and church property, today it is the residence of around 3,80,000 items including 35,000 art works that reside among the eight departments namely,  [...]


Tate Britain: Mind-Boggling Collection
December 2, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Tate Britain: Mind-Boggling Collection
Tate Britain has a mind-boggling collection of masterpieces, including works by Canaletto, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Titian. JMW Turner’s paintings lie at the core of Tate Britain. Turner was a romantic painter of Britain. The exhibition at Tate, Britain throws more light on his lesser-known aspects. Turner had an obsession to prove his worth as a painter. He wanted to prove that he was as talented as the ancient masters, who served as his mentors and inspiration. Turner belonged to a working-class family. He persisted in his efforts to be a mighty artist. He is believed to have proclaimed that he was the ‘great lion’ of the day. He directly competed with past and present day artists. He considered his contemporaries to be worthy rivals. As part of his final wish, he requested that two  [...]


Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – I
December 1, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Metropolitan Museum of Art: An attraction to behold – I
Informally called as The Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a genuine art gallery that adorns the Central Park’s eastern rim along the Museum Mile of the New York City. Recognized as among the largest art galleries on Earth, the museum is known for its massive permanent collection of over two million artworks split into 19 curatorial sections. These works of art range from the typical antiquity of Ancient Egypt to sculptures as well as paintings of all European artists to the modern as well as art. Further, Metropolitan Museum of Art houses an extensive wealth of African, Byzantine, Oceanic, Asian, and Islamic art. In addition, the Met is the dwelling place of many encyclopedic collections of costumes, accessories, musical instruments, armor, and old weapons from the different parts of  [...]