Make your 2019 worthwhile by feeding your mind with rich history and culture of the world. I am not talking about reading a thick encyclopedia or history book, but rather imagining the beauty of the past through archaeological artifacts, memorabilia, art pieces, and many more by checking out exhibits and displays in museums that will educate and entertain you at the same time.
The Must-See Museums This 2019
If you want to go on a trip where you can have fun and learn at the same time, then you should never missed exploring these 7 museums with your friends and loved ones.
1. Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Royal Alberta Museum also known as RAM is the largest museum in western Canada. It is located in Edmonton, Alberta, and is also one of the top museums in Canada. Inside the museum are objects and specimens that exhibit, preserve and interpret the rich cultural heritage of Alberta’s people.
The museum is also home to the controversial display of the Manitou Stone. It is a meteorite of sacred significance to the indigenous people of Alberta.
2. Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is the largest art museum on the Arabian Peninsula that is 24,000 square meters (260,000 sq ft) in size and has 8,000 square meters (86,000 sq ft) of galleries.
Inside the museum are artworks from around the world that focus on bridging the gap between western and eastern art. Started last November 2018, the museum is featuring an exhibition of Saudi art and artifacts that help tell the story of the Arabian Peninsula.
The exhibition is named as Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia.
3. Vatican Museum in Rome, Italy
The Vatican Museum in Rome is famous as a home of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art. Inside the museum are works of Michelangelo and paintings made by Leonardo da Vinci.
For this year, the museum is adding a significant twist to their exhibits. Visitors can now see the history of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo come to life through a live theater experience. The theater show is a combination of art, technology, music and dance. Visitors can watch the live show at Auditorium della Conciliazione.
4. Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal
After 5 decades, the Museum of Black Civilisations is now open. It is a fulfillment of the dream of Leopold Sedar, Senegal’s first poet president. The museum has a four-story structure and is home to Africa’s largest art collections.
The museum is built in a circular shape which was inspired by the traditional homes of locals in Southern Senegal. For the people of Senegals, the Museum of Black Civilisations is a creative laboratory to help their continent’s sense of identity. Some of the first temporary exhibitions to be shown in the museum are works from artists in Mali, Cuba, Haiti and Burkina Faso.
5. Toi Art at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand
Toi Art at Te Papa Museum in New Zealand is a major development and the national museum in the country. Te Papa, which means “Our Place” in English, exhibits the history and origins of New Zealand’s art and cultural heritage.
A tour inside the museum will let you learn and know the country more. You can mingle with China’s ancient imperial icons through their Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibit, or get to experience the aftershocks of the 1987 Edgecumbe Earthquake through their Earthquake House simulation.
6. The National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic
The National Museum in Prague is the largest museum in Czech Republic. Inside the museum are collection of materials that document the development of nature and history of both Czech and foreign origins.
The museum was just recently opened after undergoing refurbishments since 2011. The re-opening coincides with the 100-year founding anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic, with a fantastic video-mapping projection that tells the story of the country for the past 100 years.
7. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel, opened its doors to the public last July 2018. Inside the museum are natural wonders and living organisms found in Israel that was showcased through interactive exhibits.
The Steinhardt Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the Middle East that focus on the implications of urban development, climate change, and the ever-changing ecosystem found throughout the region.
It is never too late to know your roots and the world’s story. Walk around like having a fantastic exercise in these museums while feeding your mind with information and artifacts to let you understand the world’s heritage.
So plan your visit now and relive the history while appreciating works of arts through the years with this list of 7 must visit museums this 2019.