|Musée du Cinquantenaire / Jubelpark Museum|
Front of the museum (2010)
|Location||Cinquantenaire Park 10
|Type||Art, ethnology, history|
|Public transit access||Schuman and Merode station|
The Cinquantenaire Museum (French: Musée du Cinquantenaire, Dutch: Jubelpark museum) is located in the Jubelpark(Cinquantenaire park) in Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History, which is a Belgian federal institute of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO). It is one of the largest museums in Europe.
The collection of the museum is divided into four parts:
Collection houses early art from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Many important and impressive remains from Apamea, Syria, including part of the Great Colonnade and outstanding mosaic floors are on view. The Roman collection also includes a large scale model of the city of Rome during the 4th century AD.
Important collections of artefacts from Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Americas (showing pre-Columbian civilisations and contemporary societies) and Oceania (particularly Easter Island) and the Islamic world.
European decorative arts
Fine arts from the Middle Ages to the 20th century showing
- Important and large department of textiles,
- Horse-drawn vehicles,
- photographic and cinematographic equipment
Roman mosaic from Apamea depicting a hunting scene.
Easter Island Statue
Native American Totem pole
Female figurines found in Mexico in Guanajuato, identified as pre-classic clay figures from the Chupicuaro culture, 400-100 BC, called “Pretty Ladies (female figurines)” by some archaeologists.
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