Research work “World’s Museums” Done By the student in in year Supervisor: Teacher of English Odintsovo – 2010/2011 Research work “World’s Museums” The theme of the work • a museum is a stock of the world's masterpieces; it is the place, where you can enrich knowledge, you can look at the achievements of mankind, you can satisfy your aesthetic taste. The aim of the work *is to show the great influence of Museums; *in giving the possibility to be always in touch with the past ; *and every time discover something new for yourself. The Hypotheses • For the hypotheses there were taken the investigations of the World museums in the multicultural Global Village. The British Museum (Great Britain) • The British Museum always ranks as one of London's most popular. The Louvre (France) • The Louvre is situated between the rue de Rivoli and the Seine. One of the most important painting that it contains is the Mona Lisa. The National Gallery of art (USA) • The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a resolution of Congress. • President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the collections of Andrew W , Mellon on behalf of the people of the United States of America. The Vasa Museum (Sweden) • The Vasa Museum is Scandinavia's most visited museum, located in Stockholm, capital of Sweden. The Hunterian Museum (Scotland) • In 1980 the art collection was transferred to a purpose - built Art Gallery. The Archaeological museum at Olympia (Greece) • One of the most important archaeological museums in Greece . • The new museum was constructed in 1975 . • The architect of the museum was Patrocolos Karadinos. Uffizi Gallery (Italy) • The construction of the Uffizi palace began in 1560, when the Duke Cosimo. • The continuing growth of the granducal collections in 17th century enriched the Uffizi. • In 1860 at the formation of the Kingdom of Italy the Medici - Lorraine collections became public property to all effects and purposes. The Museum of The Romanian Peasant • The Museum of The Romanian Peasant is part of the large family of European Museums for Folk Arts and Traditions. It is a National Museum, functioning under patronage of the Ministry of Culture. The Hunt Museum • The Hunt Collection is an internationally important collection of original works of art and antiquities. • One of the strengths of the Hunt Collection is its medieval material. The Living Art Museum • The Living Art Museum owns a very large collection of art and source material, donated by members of the Living Art Museum Association and others. • The Museum owns works by many of the nation's best - known younger artists and the collection is growing steadily. The Museum Jean Tinguely • Dedicated to the life and work of Swiss artist Jean Tinquely, who died in 1991, the Museum is located in Solitude Park, on the right bank of the Rhine. • The Museum's collection consists mainly of works generously donated by the artist's widow. The most famous museums of other parts of the world: • The National Palace Museum of China • The Semitic Museum • Tareq Rajab Museum • The National Gallery Museum of History (Brazil) • The National Gallery of Canada • The Museum of Moroccan Arts • The Prince of Wales Museum of West India The National Palace Museum • In Taipei is the National Palace Museum, in which is preserved and enormous amount of art and artifact from all of China's 6,000 - year history. The Semitic Museum • The Semitic Museum was founded in 1898, and moved into its present location in 1903. • Among the Museum's early achievements are the first scientific excavations in the Holy Land at Nuzi and the Sinai . Tareq Rajab Museum • The Museum was built up and run privately by the Rajab family. It was opened to the general public in 1980. The National Museum of History (Brazil) • The National Museum of History, created in 1922, is one of the most important museums in Brazil with 287.000 items that include the largest numismatic collection in Latin America. The National Gallery of Canada • The National Gallery of Canada, a visual arts museum holds its collections of art in trust for all Canadians. The Prince of Wales Museum of West India • In the early years of the twentieth century, some prominent citizens of Bombay decided to set up a Museum with the help of the government to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales. The Museum of Moroccan Arts • A worthy setting for works of art from all over Morocco Albany museum • The Albany Museum is a provincial museum funded by the Department of Sport Art and Culture . • The Albany Museum, the second oldest museum in southern Africa, founded on 11 September 1855 . Museums representing the history of the countries – Windsor Castle - the oldest royal residence; Buckinngham Palace - the Queen’s of Great Britain home; Westminster Abbey and the Poets Corner - one of the most famous, historic and widely visited churches not only in Britain but in the whole Christian world. Museums of Russia - The State Hermitage - The Tretyakov gallery The State Hermitage and the Tretyakov gallery • The State Hermitage ranks among the world’ s most outstanding art museums • Tretyakov gallery - national treasury of Russian art acquiring works of various epochs. and a collection of antique icons. My special investigations Odintsovo History Museum • Includes the materials about the history of Odintsovo . • Local historian Aleksandr Andreevich Puzatikov found "traces" of the first owners of the village of Odintsovo. Two halls are devoted to the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945 .The museum exists as a showroom, where exhibitions of Odintsovo artists take place. Questionary (Appendix) • Here are some results of the survey I’ve done in the course of my work (the Appendix) Range of impressions (% of respondents): Agree Disagree Can’t explain (Don’t know) I am proud of my country and it’s history 75,6 0,4 24 Museums are quite usual and don’t make impression on me 4,1 63,9 32 In museums you feel solemnity and majesty 58,9 1,2 39,9 Museums impress me with size, peculiarities of decorations 77 1,2 2 1,8 Musenm halls are empty and not interesting 3,3 88,4 8,3 Conclusion 1 • – A museum is just the right place to find out lots of interesting things about history, traditions and habits of different peoples. • – Museum is the place, where you can enrich your knowledge, you can look at the achievements of mankind, you can satisfy your aesthetic taste. Conclusion 2 • - Museums somehow effect the formation of personality, his outlook. Every educated person is sure to understand the great significance of museums in our life, especially nowadays, when after the everyday life you may go to your favorite museum, relax there with your body and soul and acquire inner harmony and balance.