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We started the reach having in mind the museum’s definition of the ICOM* (International Council of Museums). From that definition we have made the pick of the 15th oldest museums in the world. We hope you will agree.

1. Museo Ennigaldi-Nanna (Mesopotamia, 530 A. de C.)

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2. Museos Capitolinos (Roma, 1471)

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3. Museos Vaticanos (Ciudad del Vaticano, 1506)

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4. Museo de las Armaduras Reales de Leeds (Castillo de Leeds, 1545)

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5. Museo Ashmolean (Oxford, 1677)

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6. Museo de las Artes y Arqueología de Besançon (Besancon, 1694)

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7. Museo Kuntskamera (San Petersburgo,  1727)

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8. Museo Británico (Londres, 1753)

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9. Museo del Hermitage (San Petersburgo, 1764)

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10. Museo Galeria Uffizi (Florencia, 1765)

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11. Teylers Museum (Harleem, 1784)

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12. Museo del Louvre (Paris, 1793)

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13. Museo de Calcuta (Calcuta, 1814)

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14. Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)

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15. Museum of Warrington (Warrington, Eng. 1873)

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(*) Article 3 – Definition of Terms

Section 1. Museum. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.

(ICOM Statutes art.3 para.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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