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|Subject: The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg 14/11/2010, 11:59 am|| |
The State Hermitage Museum is said to be one of the largest museum inthe world. It has over 3 million different kinds of art in it. Themuseum is situated along the Palace Embankment in Saint Petersburg,Russia. The museum has such a large collection of arts that it cannotbe put out on display at one point in time. It is said to have theoldest art galleries the world. The museum was made in 1764 and wasmade public in the year 1852. The huge collection of the StateHermitage Museum is spread in six different buildings along the PalaceEmbankment. The most prominent and known amongst them is the WinterPalace, which now is made the official residence of Russian Tsars.
It is very interesting to know that the Hermitage Museum also has internationalbranches. It is located in Amsterdam, London, Las Vegas, and Ferrara(Italy). In fact, the State Hermitage Museum has coined its presenceeven in the Guinness World Records for having the world’s largestcollection of paintings.Some of the classic collection of the State Hermitage Museum is thewestern art collection that includes Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Claude Lorrrian, Watteau, Tiepoloetc. The museum also has a beautiful assortment of Faberge Jewelery.Even though the main museum was established in the year 1764, it hasseen constant expansions every century. In the 19th century, additionto the museum was done by relics of Greek and Scythian culture. More ofancient gold was added to the museum, thus making it the world’srichest collection of gold. During the 20th century, a privatecollection of several of the Russian Tsars were added to the museum andin the 21st century, the building expanded to nearby general staff andtook over more ambitious projects in the international branches of themuseum.