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The Louvre in Paris has a list of the world's most visited art museums. The survey of galleries and attendance was taken by the "Art Newspaper". Its put the Louvre in the top spot with around 9.7 million visitors in 2012. That was a of over a million from the year. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was the second most visited , with three London museums filling the third, fourth and fifth positions. The most exhibition of the year was the Dutch Old Masters at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Art Museum, which over 10,000 art a day. The continuing popularity of the Louvre was last year by the opening of its new wing dedicated to Islamic art.

The survey showed that traditional art was popular in Japan, contemporary and modern art the top exhibitions in Europe. It also highlighted Brazil as an up-and- destination for art. The newspaper said: "The of Brazilians for exhibitions is …especially for the non-charging shows organised by the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. The exhibition in its Rio de Janeiro space were crowded thanks to an ambitious history of the Amazon." The publication also noted how, "the power of artifacts" proved popular. Japan's Shoso-in temple exhibition over 14,240 visitors a day, "to venerate as well as a selection of temple treasures".

 


 
 

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