Although travel has been restricted, millions of art-lovers still flock to Instagram every day to share their favourite memories of museums from around the world. And with many museums offering virtual tours, the desire for iconic galleries to open their doors has not slowed down.
Interested in this, CartridgeSave.co.uk looked at popular art museums across the globe and analysed the number of Instagram posts associated with each museum. They then ranked the results to uncover which art museum is the most Instagrammed!
The Most Instagrammed Art Museums
1 Louvre Museum France 4,029,777 hashtags
2 Museum of Modern Art USA 2,514,885
3 Tate Modern UK 1,151,090
4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art USA 862,148
5 State Hermitage Museum Russia 836,395
6 Metropolitan Museum of Art USA 695,201
7 National Gallery UK 560,285
8 Musée d’Orsay France 488,477
9 Centre Pompidou France 476,215
10 The Broad USA 460,837
CartridgeSave.co.uk can reveal that the most Instagrammed art museum in the world is the Louvre Museum in Paris, France! Home to some of the most iconic paintings in the world, it has raked in 4,029,777 hashtagged posts so far, with the monument coming out on top thanks to its captivating architecture and art.
Often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world, the second most Instagrammed is the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA, with 2,514,885 posts.
Located in London, Tate Modern has a whopping 1,151,090 hashtagged Instagram posts – it’s the sixth most visited art museum in the word, and the most visited in Britain.
The fourth most Instagrammed art museum is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With 862,148 hashtagged posts, their Urban Light sculpture is the perfect place for Instagrammers to capture content.
Founded in 1764, placing fifth is State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, receiving 836,395 Instagram posts from visitors.
Following in sixth and seventh are Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA) and National Gallery (UK), with 695,201 and 560,285 hashtagged Instagram posts, respectively.
To complete the 20 most Instagrammed art museums in the world, the results are as follows -
11 Vatican Museums Italy 460,374 hastags
12 The Uffizi Italy 439,831
13 Victoria and Albert Museum UK 436,974
14 National Gallery of Victoria Australia 403,432
15 Whitney Museum of American Art USA 334,100
16 Somerset House UK 249,247
17 Tretyakov Gallery Russia 243,542
18 Van Gogh Museum Netherlands 215,474
19 Art Institute of Chicago USA 186,228
20 National Museum of Korea Korea 167,990