This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, August 18, 2019

«museum»

November 8, 1793

The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum
In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum. The Louvre (Le musee du Louvre) – is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).
Louvre, museum, Paris

January 15, 1759

The British Museum opens.
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The British Museum opens. The British Museum, in London, is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
British Museum, museum, London
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