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Louvre tops list of most visited venues in 2012

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:00 hrs

The Louvre in Paris has got the top spot of the most visited art museums of 2012, according to the Art Newspaper.

The publication's annual survey found 9.7 million people visited the French institute, which was one million more than 2011.

According to the BBC, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was the second most-visited venue, with three London museums taking the third, fourth and fifth positions.

The most popular exhibition of the year was a show of Dutch Old Masters at Tokyo's Metropolitan Art Museum.

Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis, which included Vermeer's 1665 painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, brought 10,500 visitors a day to the Tokyo gallery between June and September 2012, the report said.

According to the report, Tate Modern, which attracted large number visitors, moved up a place to fourth on the list with 5.3 million visitors, up from 4.8 million in 2011.

Meanwhile, in the Art Newspaper's list of top 10 London venues, Leonardo at the National Gallery was the highest ranking show to feature pre-20th Century works, with 3,985 visitors a day, the report added. (ANI)



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