Art Museums – UK

By | February 3, 2014
Art Museums - UK - London. The first museum to open to the public was The British Museum in London 1759.

The first museum to open to the public was The British Museum in London 1759. It was a universal museum with varied collections covering archaeology, art, applied art, anthropology, history and science.
The Louvre in Paris
, France, was established in 1793, after the French Revolution when the royal treasures were declared for the people. In Poland, The Czartoryski Museum in Kraków was established in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska. This is the beginnings of removing art collections from the private sphere of aristocracy  into the public domain, where they were seen as places for educating the masses in taste and cultural refinement.

London

UK