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Museum of fine arts of Dunkerque: photo description (Musee des beaux-arts de Dunkerque)

Museum of fine arts is one of the most important museums in the region Nord - Pas-de-Calais, located in the North of France. It is located in the city of Dunkirk, formerly belonging to Flanders. It is a major port on the coast of the English channel, is known from 1067. In the XVII century during the Dunkirk fought several powerful European States: France, England, Holland and Spain. The city was badly damaged during the Second world war, and therefore of the authentic buildings here are almost gone.

The old building of the Museum of fine arts, too, was destroyed, and because in order to open the Museum again, we had to build a new facility. It is a typical post-war office building and is not very picturesque. The Museum itself opened in 1973, but his solemn institution happened more than a century earlier, in 1841. Moreover, the idea of a Museum came to city figures of culture and science in 1828 - they were guided by the ideas of the Enlightenment.

The Museum collection devoted to the art of the XVI-XIX centuries. The works of the best artists of France, Flanders, Holland and Italy. In the pre-war period of existence of the Museum its collection was replenished repeatedly. In particular, it was involved in the monastery of St. Wenoka located in the nearby town of Berg - this is where the Museum got many masterpieces of Dutch painting.

In addition to fine art, it also presents archaeological finds, including an ancient mummy. The Museum has a collection of exhibits of natural history of the region. Separately exhibited decor items and crafts.

Museum of fine arts of the city of Dunkirk is characterized by a heterogeneity of their collections. It often hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art.