Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, Besancon

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie in the French city of Besançon is the oldest public museum in France. It was set up in 1694, nearly a century before the Louvre became a public museum.CollectionsThe collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon are divided in three categories: archaeology, painting, and drawing cabinet.Archaeology The Egyptian collection includes the mummies of Seramon, a royal scribe who lived in the end of the 21st Dynasty, and of Ankhpakhered, Amon's artist and son of a priest of the 26th Dynasty but also a series of statuettes representing gods, ushabtis, etc.An important prehistoric collection includes objects of the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.The most important archaeology collection belongs to the Gallo-Roman period, it includes mosaics, other objects found during digs in the town, and the bronze statue of a bull with three horns from Avrigney.The medieval collection includes statues, stone sarcophagus and other relics.
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  • Sorryly no exhibitions becaause of massive construction works in the whole building. So we had to go to the Marché des beaux arts instead ! Very delicous !  more »
  • This museum has closed for renovations. It will re open in 2017. There is no information as to if their collection has traveled somewhere. I was there May 23,2015.  more »
  • We had planned to visit and were very disappointed to find that it was closed for renovation. There is very little publicity given to this fact. Probably very good but on this basis I have to give it ...  more »