Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

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Since it houses one of the finest collections in the world, the Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian makes the Museum one of the most well-known in Portugal. The collection's artworks exhibit the sophisticated aesthetic sensibility and creative excellence that influenced their selection and purchase. With the help of the most renowned experts, Calouste Gulbenkian created a distinctive collection of works that make visiting the museum a fantastic experience. The collection's timeline spans from Egypt in 2700 B.C. to the early 20th century and includes items from various areas, demonstrating Calouste Gulbenkian's diverse interests. The gallery's permanent displays are separated according to periods and locations. Most exhibits are from Egypt, the Middle East, Mesopotamia, Rome, and Asia. Artworks dating from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries are presented chronologically after ivory and illuminated manuscripts in the second part.

Must See things inside the Museum

- One of the items added to this collection on the recommendation of renowned British Egyptologist Howard Carter, who is most known for finding Tutankhamun's tomb, is the figurine of the official Bes.

- The museum, with the expert assistance of E.S.G. Robinson, a curator at the British Museum, showcases one of the most prominent private collections of Greek coins ever.

- The cornerstone of this collection section, which contains many items from Sir Trevor Lawrence's collection, are porcelain and hard stones from China, lacquers, and prints from Japan.

- The 12th and 18th centuries saw discoveries of a tremendous and magnificent collection of artifacts from ancient Persia, Turkey, Syria, Central Asia, and Egypt. These artifacts included textiles, pottery, glassware, illuminated manuscripts, and bindings. These were amassed during his travels, which took him to cities including Cairo, Beirut, and Damascus.

- From the 15th through the 19th century, see the works of famous artists. These include Pallas Athena by Rembrandt, Lady, and Child Asleep in a Punt beneath the Willows by John Singer Sargent, The Wreck of a Transport Ship by Turner, Portrait of Madame Claude - Monet by Renoir, and The Wreck of a Transport Ship by Renoir. Find other Monet, Degas, Rubens, Guardi, and more paintings.

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Address of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Avenida de Berna 45A, Lisbon 1067-001 Portugal

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