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Are you a museum aficionado? Well, we have the perfect list for you. Here are five museums around the world that you must visit. From the Louvre in France to the National Museums of India, these five Instagram accounts of museums are sure to wow you.
The world’s most-visited museum is probably the most Instagrammed as well. If you haven’t been to Paris or Musée du Louvre yet, fret not. Thanks to (@museelouvre), you will get a virtual tour of both! The museum puts up pictures from their famed collection of artworks (their display image is of Mona Lisa, their most-prized possession) and pretty sights of the city. Not just pretty pictures, but the account draws attention to finer details one may have missed in the artworks—intricate frames, unusual angles, striking colours… the list is endless.
The Met Museum’s Instagram feed (@metmuseum) reflects their intensive collection. Of course, nothing beats the experience of seeing such amazing exhibits live in New York City, but this is the next best thing. Whether Impressionist paintings, exhibits from Korea or WWI, they do it with panache and perfectly detailed captions—not too much, not too little.
Oft quoted as a museum ‘of the world, for the world’, British Museum’s Instagram feed (@britishmuseum) has everything from ancient Roman mosaics to Japanese prints. They also love highlighting their popular exhibits and the architecture of the building. The account does a great job of curating and re-posting photos taken by visitors but at the same time, maintaining their aesthetic feed. Discover two million years of human history and culture with just a tap.
If you haven’t discovered Rijksmuseum (@rijksmuseum) yet, we implore you do so. The feed combines classical art with modern life to create a distinctive style of its own. The line between where the Dutch masterpieces end and artsy photography begins is a blur; be it workers adjusting a painting or a flurry of movement among the visitors. In this feed, the people are art too.
Not one to be left behind in the social media race, the National Museum’s (@nmnewdelhi) feed showcases the treasures one can see there. To draw in more visitors, they also post about their latest exhibitions and workshops. From Banarasi brocades to disc stones from the 2nd-century BCE, the feed is a testament to the quality of their collection.
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