Capital of cool wins more kudos in the art world – top 40
Coolest little capital (as named by Lonely Planet) is home to top 40 museum
One of the world’s most popular arts publications has ranked Te Papa in its top 40 museums, above institutions like New York’s Guggenheim and the Getty Centre in Los Angeles.
The Art Newspaper, based in London, has just released its annual rankings of the world’s art museums. Te Papa’s 1.3 million visitors has earned it the 33rd highest visited in the world, and the highest ranked facility in Australasia. Exhibitions such as European Masters, Art from the Stadel Museum, E Tu Ake: Standing Strong and Brian Brake: Lens on the World attracted visitors from around the country and contributed to this success.
“This ranking cements Te Papa’s reputation as a key drawcard for domestic and international visitors to Wellington City”, says Te Papa chief executive Michael Houlihan.
Top five worldwide
- The Louvre, Paris – 8,880,000
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – 6,004,254
- British Museum, London – 5,848,534
- National Gallery, London – 5,253,216
- Tate Modern, London – 4,802,287
For more information about the rankings, go to http://www.theartnewspaper.com/