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Research Museums

Information on the world's greatest exhibitions of antiquities and related research materials.

Research Museums

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1683, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world.

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford  OX1 2PH

UK
44-01865-278000  (tel)
44-01865-278018  (fax)

website:  www.ashmolean.org

The British Museum, London

The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures. Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history.

The British Museum

Great Russell Street

London  WC1B 3DG

UK

44-020-7323-8000  (tel)

email:     information@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

website:  www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo exhibits over 120000 ancient objects including artifacts from the palaces and tombs of kings and members of the royal families, and items of great historical value.

Egyptian Museum
Midan El Tahrir
Cairo
11557
Egypt
20-2-578-2448  (tel)
20-2-579-4596  (fax)

email:     egymu3@idsc.net.eg

website:

www.sca-egypt.org/eng/mus_egyptian_museum.htm

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Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, Berlin

The Egyptian Museum in Berlin owns one of the world's most important collections on Ancient Egypt. The works of art from the time of King Akhenaton (around 1340 BC) from Tell el Amarna are of international renown.

Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection
Schloss Strasse 70
14059 Berlin - Charlottenburg

Germany

49-030/34357311  (tel)
49-030/34357312  (fax)

email:     aemp@smb.spk-berlin.de

website:  www.egyptian-museum-berlin.com

Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria

The Graeco-Roman Museum houses approximately 40,000 antiquities drawn from Alexandria's extensive collections which were accumulated principally during the time of the Ptolemy pharoahs and Roman presence in Egypt.  

Graeco-Roman Museum

5 Mathaf El Romani
Alexandria

Egypt

20-3-487-6434  (tel)
website:

www.sca-egypt.org/eng/MUS_Greco-Roman.htm

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Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Established in 1793 by the French Republic, this is one of the earliest European museums.  Divided into seven departments, its collections incorporate works dating from the birth of the great antique civilizations right up to the first half of the XIXth century.

Kunsthistorisches Museum
Main Building
Maria Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna

Austria

43-1-525-24-403  (tel)
43-1-523-27-70   (fax)
email:     info.pr@khm.at

website:  www.khm.at

The Louvre Museum, Paris

Established in 1793 by the French Republic, this is one of the earliest European museums.  Divided into seven departments, its collections incorporate works dating from the birth of the great antique civilizations right up to the first half of the XIXth century.

Musée du Louvre

75058 Paris Cedex 01

France

33-01-40-20-50-50  (tel)

33-01-40-20-54-42  (fax)

email:     info@louvre.fr

website: www.louvre.fr/en

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Its extensive collections include over two million works of art which span more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

USA
1-212-535-7710  (tel)
website:  www.metmuseum.org

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

This is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art. Its collections are representative of all the cultures that flourished in this ancient land.

National Archaeological Museum
Patission 44 St

Athens 10682

Greece
30-210-8217717  (tel)
30-210-8213573  (fax)

website:  www.namuseum.gr/wellcome-en.html

National Museum, Beirut

The National Museum in Beirut contains an extensive cross-section of historical materials discovered in Lebanon which cover the prehistoric, Phoenician, Hellenic, Roman and Arabic periods.

National Museum
Rue de Damas

Beirut

Lebanon
961-1-380810  (tel)
email:     info@beirutnationalmuseum.com

website:  www.beirutnationalmuseum.com

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