Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France

Discover, at the entrance of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art.

The museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour.

These ancient artworks are interspersed 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 nale but a few.

The founder of the museum is Christian Levett, a British investment manager with a passion for ancient art. In 2008 he decided to place his collection on display for the benefit of the public in a museum in Mougins, where he has a family home.

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