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article imageLouvre most visited art museum of 2012

By Mark Harradine     Apr 7, 2013 in Entertainment
Paris - The most visited art museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris with an incredible 9.7 million visitors passing through their doors in 2012.
In a survey carried out by the specialist publication “Art Newspaper” it was revealed that the Louvre is not only the most visited art museum in the world but it also saw an increase of almost 1 million visitors on the previous year. Representatives of the museum reported that there was a huge growth in the number of Chinese guests putting them in the top three non-French visitors alongside Americans and Brazilians.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art came in second place and then Europe continued to dominate the top five with three London museums finishing third, fourth and fifth. London’s museums had a slight increase in attendance in 2012, possibly due to the crowds at the London Olympics. The most popular exhibition of 2012 was the Dutch Old Masters at the Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo with around 10,000 visitors a day admiring the art. And the publication also highlighted the fact that Brazil was an emerging force in the art world, “The appetite of Brazilians for exhibitions is remarkable. The exhibition halls in its Rio de Janeiro space were crowded thanks to an ambitious visual history of the Amazon” commented the Art Newspaper.
The Louvre, the home of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, was also the most visited art museum of 2011 with 8.8 million guests.
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