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Old Posted Oct 7, 2020, 11:49 PM
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What is the best museum in the world?

In your opinion, what is the best museum in the world?
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2020, 5:25 AM
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There is no such thing as "the best museum." Every museum I have visited ( and I have visited many museums across the U.S. and in France) has been an opportunity

to focus on their strengths, their quirkiness, and to overlook their weaknesses. Often, it has been something UNexpected has turned out to be a cherished memory.

One time, in Paris, I had to sit and cry because I was so moved, but I will not say where that was and I know that I was the only one there at that time who

was so moved. The building was not a major destination and it became more of a backdrop.

I am thankful for all of them. They have almost always renewed my ability to appreciate our diversity, our history, and our planet.

Don't focus on someone's idea of "best." Explore for yourself. Allow yourself to find your moments of transforming experiences and be beyond other people's

expectations. I have carried that baggage and it is an obstacle.

On a lighter note - For so long, I heard that the Mona Lisa was "smaller than expected." When I first saw it, I was surprised that it was larger than I expected!

I guess all of those opinions were shrinking it over the years.
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Louvre is probably consensus best traditional art museum. MOMA is probably consensus best modern art museum.

I don't think there's any serious argument re. these two, at least in terms of strength of collections and visitor appeal. The Met is a much wealthier institution and nowadays has a better encyclopedic range of art than the Louvre, but the Louvre has the most iconic piece of art on the planet, plus the highest visitor totals, is physically larger and was the top institution before the Met even existed, so Louvre wins. MOMA has been the encyclopedic contemporary art museum since its founding.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2020, 9:34 PM
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Oh my gosh, Louvre is the best for me.
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2020, 12:47 AM
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In your opinion, what is the best museum in the world?

best museum for what?

for cleveland-style polka its this

http://www.clevelandstyle.com
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2020, 7:29 AM
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Near me is The British Lawnmower Museum
http://www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2020, 9:55 AM
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I have been to sweden. There is variety of Museum at a single spot.
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I've been to dozens of world class museums around the world and the only time I was really strongly moved by the experience was The Broad in LA. I felt an elation and engagement that I had never experienced before or after.
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This question is not easy to answer because of the lack of specifity. You need to state the type of museum - then we might have a discussion. E.g. the best rice museum is in Singapore - but of course that is the only rice museum I have ever been in. However, I was, in earlier years, on the staff at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Museum of Science in Boston (both first class museum of their type). I believe the Field to be perhaps the best in its class; the Boston Museum is excellent, but there are many that are equal or better, e.g. the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Nonetheless, my favorite museums are often the smaller ones that one can take in in 1-3 hours and feel like you have had a really unique experience. Most people, IMO, cannot begin to comprehend a large museum like the Field or the Metropolitan - these are museums that have to be visited many many times to be fully appreciated.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2020, 8:26 PM
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Ranking museums based on the number of visitors per year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...isited_museums

I have been to the Louvre, and found it way too big.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2020, 11:26 PM
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They all looks awesome and majectic, I am actually for something medieval and renaissance.
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Nonetheless, my favorite museums are often the smaller ones that one can take in in 1-3 hours and feel like you have had a really unique experience. Most people, IMO, cannot begin to comprehend a large museum like the Field or the Metropolitan - these are museums that have to be visited many many times to be fully appreciated.
Agreed... Like in Boston the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a better experience than the MFA, even though it's a lot smaller.
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1. Beijing Tap Water Museum, China
2. Museum of Bad Art, United States
3. The Dog Collar Museum, England
4. British Lawnmower Museum, England
5. Avanos Hair Museum, Turkey
6. Iceland Phallological Museum, Iceland
7. The Bread Museum, Germany
8. Celebrity Lingerie Hall of Fame, United States
9. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, United States
10. The Kunstkamera, Russia
11. International Cryptozoology Museum, United States
12. Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Japan
13. Siriraj Medical Museum (Museum of Death), Thailand
14. Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center, United States
15. Museum of Enduring Beauty, Malaysia
16. The Louvre, France
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^ yeah unfortunately quirky museums have taken a bad turn in nyc. they seem to be popping up as cheap, temporary rentals in empty retail spaces.

for example just on our corner we now have the museum of illusions and across the street the kgb museum. the illusions museum gets crowds and the consensus is its pretty good for tweens for a rainy day, but it's not for older teens. i have never seen a single person in the kgb museum. maybe they were disappeared??
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I went to two different sex museums in Amsterdam; both well worth the experience.
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The Victoria & Albert in London. Though it is billed as a museum of Art and Design, there are so many stories you can springboard off of that for exhibits. I find it way more interesting than the British Museum or any purely "art museum".

Plus, when this your cafe, how can you be beat?

[IMG]V&amp;A Cafe by whatnextyvr, on Flickr[/IMG]

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^ i like the sloane museum best in london. that one is a fun little place and a lot of bang in there for the buck. it puts the quirk in quirky. when i think of small, oddball museums that is my model, along with the orhan pamuk museum in istanbul (which actually makes more sense if you have read his books).
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