The history of table tennis (or ping-pong as it is also commonly known) is a long and interesting sequence of events, which would require a book to do it justice.In this article I'm going to give a brief overview of the origins of the game, as well as what are generally acknowledged as many of the important highlights of the game's development.Typically, museums classify their collections according to epoch or specific periods or movements.Common epochs include Prehistoric art (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic eras), Classical Antiquity (eg.There is often conflicting information available regarding the early days of table tennis, and since I am not a historian of merit I'll settle for simply mentioning the differing opinions for completeness.Note: If you are a fan of older table tennis photographs, I've put together an Illustrated History of Table Tennis / Ping-Pong, with the same information and some nice historical photos.
Following the end of the dynasty, the artworks stayed in Florence and formed the first modern museum.
Art museums display visual art in its widest sense.
Although open to visitors by request since the 16th century, it wasn't until 1765 that it was opened to the general public.
Thus the first museum to open to the public was the British Museum in London, which opened its doors six years earlier in 1759. Art museums are home to the vast majority of the world's most valuable paintings, sculptures and artifacts.
The BM featured all types of art, including fine, decorative and applied. For instance, two very famous works are the High Renaissance portrait of the Mona Lisa (c.1506) by Leonardo da Vinci, and the rare Hellenistic statue the Venus de Milo (150-100 BCE), both in the Louvre.The first specialist "art museum" was the Hermitage St. Both are priceless, although values as high as billion have been mentioned for the Mona Lisa.