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International Museum Day

International Museum Day was first celebrated in 1977 and each year since it has provided an opportunity to celebrate the importance of museums and their conservation efforts. Since May 18th was International Museum Day why not take the opportunity to celebrate by reading about some of the interesting collections that are on display around the world.

 The secret museum by Molly Oldfield 

 Check out the Secret Museum to learn more about 60 artifacts that are kept in secret locations and not on display for the general public.




 Museum of the missing: a history of art theft by Simon Houpt

In Museum of the Missing, you can read about the most famous art thefts in history, many of which are still unsolved.




 Hidden treasures: what museums can't or won't show you by Harriet Baskas

 Hidden Treasures provides a behind the scenes look at many treasures that museums have in storage.




 America's art museums: a traveler's guide to great collections large and small by Suzanne Loebl

 Whether you are planning to travel or staying home America's Art Museums can show you the best of America's art museums.



 The dinosaur hunters: the extraordinary story of the men and women who discovered prehistoric life by Lowell Dingus 

 The American Museum of Natural History brings to life the stories of some of the greatest dinosaur discoveries in The Dinosaur Hunters.



 Rogues' gallery: the secret history of the moguls and the money that made the Metropolitan Museum by Michael Gross

 Step back in time with Rogues' Gallery to learn about the untold history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.




 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: an autobiography editied by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer 

With the help of incredible photography the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes readers on a tour of one of America's most iconic museums.



 Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art edited by Barbara Burn

 Take a peek inside Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  to see some of the world's greatest pieces of art from Ancient Egypt to twentieth century Europe.



 Van Gogh's van Goghs: masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam by John Leighton and Sjraar van Heugten

Van Gogh's van Goghs showcases many of Van Gogh's most famous masterpieces that are on display at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.



 Masterworks of Chinese art: the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Colin Mackenzie 

 Masterworks of Chinese Art features the finest Chinese art that the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has to offer.




 Masters of Venice: Renaissance painters of passion and power
from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna edited by Sylvia
Ferino-Pagden and Lynn Federle Orr

Masters of Venice takes readers on a visual journey through the Renaissance by examining some of the greatest works of art from the 14th to the 17th centuries.

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