The Louvre in Paris has topped the list of the most visited art museums of 2012, according to the Art Newspaper. The publication’s annual survey found 9.7 million people visited the French institute — one million more than in 2011.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was the second most-visited venue, with three London museums taking the third, fourth and fifth spots.
Visitor numbers at the Louvre, which has topped the annual list of most popular venues since it began in 2007, were boosted by the museum’s new wing of Islamic art.
While the position of the top 10 venues showed little change on the previous year, British museums had an “excellent” 2012 according to the survey, boosted by increased visitors to London for the summer Olympics.
1. top v.
高居頂點 (gao1 ju1 ding2 dian3)
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2. publication n.
刊物 (kan1 wu4)
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3. boost v.
推升；增加 (tui1 sheng1; zeng1 jia1)
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