Staff at the Prado, Spain's top art museum, usually prevent visitors from touching its priceless treasures.
Russia opened the doors of a new museum dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning dissident poet Joseph Brodsky in the communal flat where he spent his youth.
Huge black and gold sarcophaguses with kohl-rimmed eyes dwarf visitors at Turin's palatial Egyptian museum, which is reopening to the public.
Workers at Syria's National Museum of Damascus carefully wrap statues and place them in boxes to be transported to a safe place.
A major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art is to open at the British Museum from Thursday, exploring notions of ideal beauty.
"Mad Men" captured the style and drive of New York's finest 1960s ad men, enthralling viewers with tales of their creative genius and tortured infidelities.
The famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world.
Locals in Bilbao say an art museum helped save their Spanish city from decline. Now they are glad to know their saviour, the Guggenheim, will be staying for some time.
A rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display at London's Natural History museum -- the first to be exhibited there in a century.
The Smithsonian Institution announced a major overhaul of its museums along the south side of the National Mall in Washington.
Belgium's King Philippe visited the Jewish Museum in Brussels in a show of support for the Jewish community and the relatives of four people killed in a gun attack there in May.
A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.
Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated on Monday.
Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters addressed to the famously intuitive detective.
An Israeli artist based in London Zadok Ben-David has introduced his unique exhibition The Other Side of Midnight at the National Museum in Astana.
The most significant archaeological find in Kazakhstan has finally been presented to the anxiously waiting public.
38 facilities will be built for the upcoming EXPO-2017 international exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
No commemoration for the millions of victims of Mao Zedong's mayhem was held on the anniversary of its start.
A row between Tokyo and Taipei over the loan of a host of treasured artefacts to Japan has been solved, Taiwanese officials said, with the exhibition set to open on schedule.
A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.