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  Mikhailovsky Palace - Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The palace was built in 1819-25 by the architect Carlo Rossi for Grand Duke Mikhail (younger brother on Alexander I and Nicholas I).
In the end of the 19th century the palace was bought by the government and was given to the newly-formed Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III.
The palace was damaged during WWII (the Siege of Leningrad), but was soon restored and last year revamped again for this year's Centennial celebrations.
www.cityvision2000.com /sightseeing/museums/russian_museum/main.htm   (376 words)

 Museum, Beijing, Regent Tour China
This natural history museum is the largest of its kind in China, and is located in southern Beijing on the western edge of the Temple of Heaven.
The Palace Museum is the largest and the most important museum in China and the treasures span thousands of years with some from the bronze age during the Shang Dynasty, 1700-1027 BC.
This museum is dedicated to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and is filled with large and small weaponry as well as paintings and photographs of Mao Zedong from his appearance in Chinese history.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/pek/bj-sights-museum.html   (1873 words)

 Al-Manyal Palace Museum
The palace facade resembles that of Iranian Mosques and Schools of the 14th C. The reception palace was designed for receiving official guests and is of two stories.
The private Museum is situated in the southern part of the palace and consists of 15 halls divided by a yard with a small garden.
The palace garden is a rare plant museum, where the Prince collected a lot of plants unknown in Egypt and was able to adapt them to the soil and environment.
touregypt.net /tawfig/alimuseum.htm   (569 words)

 Heritage Malta
The Inquisitor’s Palace, sited in the heart of Vittoriosa, is one of the very few surviving examples of a style of palace that would have been found all over Europe and South America in the early modern period.
The palace was not built purposely as a residence for the Inquisitor.
The palace was the ideal place to emphasise such a concept since the raison d’être of the Inquisition was to model popular devotions and religious culture and make them conform to the official doctrines sanctioned by the Church and imposed by the Council of Trent (1545-63).
www.heritagemalta.org /inquisitorspalace.html   (488 words)

 Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace or the Maharajah's Palace located in the heart of the city at Mirza Road, is the most attractive monument in Mysore.
One of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas, was the residence of the Wodeyar Mahararaja's of the Mysore state.
The palace is spectacularly illuminated on Sunday nights, and during the festive season of Dussera.
www.webindia123.com /monuments/palaces/mysore.htm   (804 words)

 Splendors of Imperial China: Treasures from the National Palace Musuem on Asianart.com
The works of art in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, are classified as national treasures; some have been passed down from dynasty to dynasty since the Northern Sung period (960-1127), the era when the foundation of the collection was amassed.
The greater part of the Museum's vast collection entered the Palace during the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor (reigned 1736-95), and many of the objects, especially those in jade and bronze, are intimately connected with state rituals.
With the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and the imminent danger of an assault on northern China, the government took measures to safeguard the treasures in the Palace Museum.
www.asianart.com /splendors   (1028 words)

 History of the National Palace Museum
The emperors' palace was thus transformed into the central showcase of China's new National Palace Museum.
The possibility of having the entire collection of the National Palace Museum fall into Japanese hands was something the Chinese could not take, so the art treasures were transferred to a warehouse in Shanghai.
The National Palace Museum that one sees today in Beijing also has some art treasures, but many are re-creations or were gathered from other parts of China after the Cultural Revolution.
www.taiwan.com.au /Envtra/Taipei/report02a.html   (784 words)

 The Cottage Palace Museum in Peterhof / Petrodvorets
The Cottage Palace Museum in Peterhof / Petrodvorets
It combines several ornate palaces, a number of beautifully landscaped parks and a dazzling array of magnificent statues and fountains, lending it the epithet "The Russian Versailles".
The original palace was built for Peter the Great between 1714 and 1725 and was later remodeled by the Baroque architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of the Winter Palace in the center of St. Petersburg.
www.saint-petersburg.com /virtual-tour/peterhof.asp   (328 words)

 Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture - İstanbul - Topkapı Palace Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Topkapı Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, starting with Fatih Sultan Mehmet until 1856, when Abdülmecid moved to the Dolmabahçe palace, functioned as the administrative center of the state.
This section of the palace is called Enderun, and it is the section where the sultans live with their extended families.
Parts of the Palace such as the Harem, Baghdat Pavilion, Revan Pavilion, Sofa Pavilion, and the Audiance Chamber distinguish themselves with their architectural assets,while in other sections artifacts are displayed which reflect the palace life.
www.kultur.gov.tr /portal/arkeoloji_en.asp?belgeno=3004   (1022 words)

Formally known as the Sultans Palace because it housed the Throne of the Al-Busaid Dynasty, this two storeyed palace was after the 1964 Revolution, used by the government of the day, for official gatherings and was out of bounds to the public.
The Palace Museum is located on the east boundary of the Stone Town, very near to the sea.
As you go through the great arab door into the palace, to your left is a large "Baraza room" and to the right is a room that houses the museum's shop and also the ticket collector's stand.
www.zanzibar-web.com /palace.html   (684 words)

 National Palace Museum
Taipei's National Palace Museum, located in the Waishuanghsi neighborhood of the Shihlin District, is the pride of Taiwan.
Since the museum only has space to display around 15,000 pieces at any given time, the majority of the treasures are kept well protected in air-conditioned vaults buried deep in the mountainside.
The National Palace Museum is located in Chihshan Road in Taipei City's Shihlin District.
www.taiwan.com.au /Envtra/Taipei/report02.html   (515 words)

 National Palace Museum General Information
The Museum's Exhibition building and Administration block are complemented by the Chih-shan Garden, an attractive walled garden laid out in the Sung dynasty manner, where the visitor my stroll among pavilions and watercourses.
The National Palace Museum itself came into existence in 1925, one year after the last of the former Manchu emperors, P'u Yi, moved out of the former Ch'ing imperial palace.
The National Palace Museum also possesses a very rich and comprehensive collection of paintings, including many famous masterpieces which are regarded as national treasures.
www.123soho.com /artgroup/national_palace_museum/0100/np_info.htm   (1629 words)

 National Palace Museum --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A comprehensive national museum in London, England, the British Museum was established by an act of Parliament in 1753.
The museum is located in the South Kensington area of London, near the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
In the Middle Ages the church was the only sort of public museum, but with the dawning of the Renaissance the humanists, who placed great value on the achievement of ancient civilization, helped renew the collecting of...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9054998?tocId=9054998   (860 words)

 Travel in Korea: Gyeongbok Palace (Seoul City)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Built at the beginning of the Chosun Dynasty when the Yi Dynasty moved the capital to Seoul, this palace remained the main seat of power for Korea kings throughout much of the time to the present.
Gyeongbok Palace was built as the primary palace of the Chosun Kingdom by its founder, King Taejo in 1395, the fourth year of his reign.
The building housing the former National Museum of Korea (built by the Japanese during the Japanese occupation) has been demolished and its historical treasures await a new home in Yongsan Family Park.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Travel2/66   (1346 words)

 Welcome to the Pink Palace Family
The recently expanded and remodeled Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast.
The Museum also hosts a number of touring exhibits for you to see and experience throughout the year.
1996 brought a surge of excitement when the beautiful Pink Palace Mansion reopened its doors to the public and revealed an all new permanent exhibit on life in early 20th century Memphis.
www.memphismuseums.org /museum.htm   (204 words)

 THE TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The order for the construction of the Topkapi Palace on the Seraglio Point overlooking both Marmara and Bosphorus was given by Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinapolis in 1453.
The final form of the first palace covered an area 700m², and was enclosed with fortified walls 1400 meters in length.
After the reign of Mehmed II the Conqueror, the palace grew steadily to form a city like complex of buildings and annexes, including a shore palace known as the Topkapi shore palace, as it was situated near the cannon gate -Topkapi- of the ancient walls of Istanbul.
www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr /~history/chtopkapi.html   (376 words)

 Secret World of the Forbidden City: Splendors from China's Imperial Palace -- Exhibitions -- Oakland Museum of ...
Secret World of the Forbidden City: Splendors from China's Imperial Palace is curated by Director of the Palace Museum Beijing, Yang Xin, with assistance from Dr. Janet Baker, former Director of Public Programs and Curator of Asian Art at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, California.
In the heart of Beijing, the Imperial Palace remained the residence of the emperors for nearly five hundred years, from the 15th century to the early 20th century, and was the actual and symbolic seat of imperial power.
Its palaces and halls are filled with innumerable works of art and cultural artifacts, including gifts of state, military campaign loot and furnishings and possessions of members of the imperial households.
www.museumca.org /exhibit/exhib_forbiddencity.html   (1078 words)

 Museum of the Venice Palace --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Established in 1891, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) in Vienna, Austria, is a public museum funded and controlled by the state.
U.S.-based museum committed to the preservation of the historic and artistic heritage of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Americas.
Briefly describes the construction of palaces and royal buildings under the Ottoman empire and the political history of the city of Istanbul from the 5th centry BC to 15th century AD.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9075026?tocId=9075026   (887 words)

 The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
This ‘most spacious and splendid palace' (in the words of a foreign traveller who visited Petersburg in 1721) housed collections of paintings, sculpture, works of applied art, books, coins and medals, and was the cultural center of the capital.
The palace on Vasilevsky Island was transferred to the First Cadet Corps, the leading high school in Russia, which produced many outstanding figures of the 18th and early 19th centuries: the military commanders Count Pyotr Rumyantsev-Zadunaysky, Count Alexander Suvorov, the dramatist and poet Alexander Sumarokov, the first Russian actor Fyodor Volkov and others.
The original appearance of the palace was re-created in the course of restoration work undertaken in the 1970s on the initiative of the State Inspectorate for the Preservation of Monuments, and the palace museum opened its doors to visitors in 1981.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/03/hm3_9.html   (376 words)

 Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Hermitage Museum is housed in the Winter Palace (and some other buildings), the main residence of the Russian imperial family.
The green-and-white 3-story palace has 1786 doors, 1945 windows and 1057 halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public.
Today, the Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and one of the largest and most respected art museums in the world, with 2.7 million exhibits from Ancient Egypt to early 20th century Europe.
www.cityvision2000.com /city_tour/hermitage.htm   (200 words)

 Palace Amusements Museum
Then, as dawn rose over the waterfront, developers used a giant mechanical claw to rip apart 116-year-old walls that had survived it all - hurricanes, fires, abuse, neglect, all, that is, until falling at the end to a combination of politics and greed.
This place, this Palace, expanded over time to become an L-shaped arcade in five parts, all under a series of interconnected roofs.
The Palace excited ten decades of visitors, and inspired a generation of New Jersey songwriters, photographers and artists.
www.palaceamusements.com   (282 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - Chiayi National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum in the Republic of China is one of the most prominent cultural institutions in the world.
The Museum is an abstract landscape, an analogous mountain foregrounded by water.
The international panel of judges was chaired by National Palace Museum Director Shih and included Dr. Robert Anderson, former director of the British Museum, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chair of Cornell University College of Architecture, Dr. Gary Hack Chair of the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture and Aaron Betsky, Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
www.skyscrapercity.com /printthread.php?t=155731   (2355 words)

 International Travel News: The National Palace Museum - Taiwan's treasure-... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The day we chose for our first visit to Taipei's National Palace Museum was also the day hundreds of Taiwanese schoolchildren descended on the museum for their annual visit.
Ranked among the world's top museums - in the same league as the Louvre, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum - the history of the National Palace Museum is almost as interesting as the art collections it houses.
Close beside a model of the tomb in the museum are two superb stone carvings the robbers left behind: a humanoid tiger and an owl with horns and human ears.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:18512021&refid=holomed_1   (1219 words)

 WED '05 Photo Gallery: Azzehrawi Palace, Museum of Popular Traditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
“Azzehrawi Palace” is one of the most wonderful palaces in the old town of Homs that dates back to 750 years ago.
The palace is consisting of two neighboring architectural blocks, the first is known as Addar Alkabeerah (the big house) due to its vast yard, large number of halls, corridors, rooms and apartments of daily requirements.
The palace is famous with this denomination attributed to the family lived in it.
wed.4eco.com /2005/04/azzehrawi_palac.html   (479 words)

 People's Palace and Winter Gardens
The People's Palace is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.
The People’s Palace sits at the heart of the historic Glasgow Green by the River Clyde.
Now the People's Palace & Winter Gardens is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this survey with a display of some of these fascinating photographs, and a programme of workshops and events for adults.
www.glasgowmuseums.com /venue/index.cfm?venueid=9   (557 words)

 Egypt: Abdeen Palace Museum Complex, Cairo, Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Believing in the fact that such palace is part and parcel of Egypt’s heritage, President Mubarak in the late eighties ordered that the palace, one of the most beautiful in the world, be completely restored.
Abdeen Palace is one of the most famous palaces that were erected during the reign of Mohamed Ali Pasha Dynasty.
The complex features a military museum of all arms presented as gifts to President Mubarak on different occasions, a museum of ancient weapons and a third of the medals and orders of merit bestowed on members of Egypt’s formal royal family and eminent Egyptian figures.
www.touregypt.net /abdeenpalace.htm   (271 words)

 Hulihee Palace - A Museum in Historic Kailua Kona on the Island of Hawai`i   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hulihee Palace - A Museum in Historic Kailua Kona on the Island of Hawai`i
Situated on Alii Drive in Kailua - Kona, Hulihe'e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty.
Today it is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawai'i and is a showplace of beautiful furniture and fascinating artifacts.
www.huliheepalace.org   (155 words)

 Phoenix Art Museum - Secret World of the Forbidden City: Splendors from China's Imperial Palace
The 15th century palace of China’s all-powerful Emperors, now the country’s most important national museum, has unlocked its most precious possessions of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) for an unprecedented exhibition.
The inner and most secret world of the Imperial Palace - or Forbidden City, as it became known - will be revealed through sumptuous items which formed part of the day-to-day life of this highly ritualized and most mysterious hidden court.
The inner life of the Forbidden City, the largest palace complex in the world with 9,999 rooms, courtyards, fortified walls and a protective moat within the heart of Beijing, has remained mysterious until today.
www.phxart.org /pastexhibitions/forbidden_city.asp   (547 words)

 The Gödöllö Royal Palace Museum
The Gödöllö Royal Palace is the largest baroque palace in Hungary and the second largest in the world after Versailles.
The palace was build in the centre of Gödöllö property and represented the lifestyle of the nobility of the age in an excellent way.
After the World War II the palace was used as a barrack of the Soviet Army.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/hungary_heart_of_europe/68122   (446 words)

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