List of national museums

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A national museum is a museum maintained and funded by a national government.[1] In many countries it denotes a museum run by the central government, while other museums are run by regional or local governments.[2] In other countries a much greater number of museums are run by the central government.[3]

The following is an incomplete list of national museums:

Albania[edit]

The Albanian government operates several national museums, including:

Argentina[edit]

The Argentinian Ministry of Culture operates several national museums, including:

Australia[edit]

The Australian Government operates several national museums through its various departments, including:

In addition, a number of states in Australia also operate "national museums". These include:

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

The Federal Public Service for Science Policy Programming in Belgium operates several museum associations:

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

The government of Brunei operates several museums including:

Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Canada[edit]

The following are national museums of Canada, established by the federal government of Canada and operated through an autonomous Crown corporation:

Former national museums that were later shut down includes:

In addition to institutions established or operated by the Government of Canada, several provinces and territories have established their own provincial and territorial museums.

Chad[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Holy See (Vatican City)[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Isle of Man[edit]

India[edit]

National-level museums in India come directly under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture, Government of India.[5]

Indonesia[edit]

Museums listed below are operated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology and other ministries.

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Korea[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Libya[edit]

Liechtenstein[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macau[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mali[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Niger[edit]

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Palau[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), a government organization, operates several national museums, including:

The National Museum Complex in Manila which consist of central museums of the NMP namely:

The NMP also operates satellite museums such as:

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Sudan[edit]

Spain[edit]

Catalonia [6][edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Turks and Caicos[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

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Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Types Of Museums". Britannica. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ Culture, Media and Sport - Sixth Report (Report). The Culture, Media and Sport Committee. 2007.
  3. ^ Grosvenor, Bendor (25 November 2019). "Could national museums in the UK do more to be truly national?". Apollo. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Inicio - Museo Histórico Nacional". mhn.gob.cl. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  5. ^ ANI (27 December 2015). "Museum Reform: Ministry of Culture starts 14-point agenda". Business Standard India – via Business Standard.
  6. ^ "National Museums" (in Catalan). Government of Catalonia. Department of Culture.
  7. ^ "Home | National Museum of American History". americanhistory.si.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-28.

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