Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins

by Bert Schwarz

More than 800 original exhibits from ancient Egypt, Greece, are linked here with neo-classical and modern artists in a most exciting exciting way.

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At the entrance to the old village of Mougins, you can discover how the beauty of the old world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The museum's large and varied collection includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculptures, vases, coins and jewellery, as well as the world's largest private collection of old weapons and armour..

This ancient artwork alternates with classically inspired paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst, to name but a few.

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Christian Levett, a British investment manager, himself is a passionate philanthropist in this field and sponsors several exhibitions at the British Museum, the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, Sir John Soane's Museum and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He has funded archaeological work in the UK, Italy, Egypt and Spain and owns the archaeology and art magazine Minerva Magazine.

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And finally he has provided financial support for academic scholarships and renovation work, including at the Mougins Museum.