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Great paintings often live in great museums, and this board shares images of these beautiful institutions.
Vatican Museums (Italy). 'Rome boasts many artistic highlights, but few are as overpowering as Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. A kaleidoscopic barrage of colours and images, they come as the grand finale of the Vatican Museums, Rome’s largest and most popular art museum.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/rome/sights/museum/vatican-museums

Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum!

The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in square feet of exhibition floor space. Address: 600 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC, (V)

Museo El Prado! I saw my first Velasquez (La Meninas) here. It was so much bigger than I had expected it to be.

Museo El Prado--The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain s one of the best art museums In the world. You can spend days there.

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum Established: August 1790 Location: Paris, France Comprises of works during the Third Republic Persists of over objects 2 Works: "Venus de Milo" 100 B. by Anne Chauvet

The conservatory of the museum Jacquemart André, Paris

The conservatory of the museum Jacquemart André, Paris. Beautiful museum and former home of the banker Edouard André and his wife, the painter Nélie Jacquemart-André. Some of the beautiful private rooms are still intact in this museum.

The Writers Museum ~ celebrates the lives of three Scottish writers-Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott & Robert Louis Sevenson, Edinburgh,Scotland

Photograph The Writers Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland by Joe Daniel Price -- The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

NYC. Interior of the Metropolitan Museum's Petrie Court.

Petrie Court Interior, Metropolitan Museum - Fine Art Photo Print by Andrew Prokos

Photo: View of the Metropolitan Museum Petrie Court - Framed Fine Art Print / Photograph - Metropolitan Museum of Art Photography

Hermitage at Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

An unrivalled collection of art treasures houses in the Hermitage. This magnificent palace from which the Romanov tsars ruled the Russian Empire will inevitably be the focus of any first visit to St Petersburg.

The Morgan Library & Museum

10 Best Small Museums in New York City

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain: I want to go here! #guggenheim

"The Matter of Time" Richard Serra Installation of eight sculptures of steel sheets, ft high and tons, 2005 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - a museum of modern art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country,

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris is truly worth your time for a visit

Royal Museum of fine Art of Belgium, Brussels

Brussels- Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium © RMFAB, photo : Martin Moxter