Louvre Is 2008’s Most Visited Museum In The World

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Almost as anticipated in the art and travel worlds as the Forbes 100 Richest list is in the financial world, the Top Five Most Visited Museums list was released today, with the Louvre topping the list with over 8.5 million visitors who descended beneath the world’s most famous pyramid (okay, most famous outside of Egypt) in 2008. Second was the British Museum, followed by D.C.’s National Gallery, the Tate Modern, and then NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

At the bottom of the list for the third year in a row is Gering, Nebraska’s own North Platte Valley Museum. A regional museum housing artifacts, documents, and other historical materials related to the rich heritage of the North Platte Valley, it failed to attract even one middle-school field trip in the final quarter of ’08. “We are striving everyday to improve our museum and to create new and exciting ways to generate excitement for our wonderful exhibits,” said curator Walter Jameson. “We expect that with the additions of our new 3,000-seat IMAX theater and 3-D Cyclorama, we will begin to see an upswing in attendance.”

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