Paris has the Louvre, New York has the Met and Washington, D.C., has the Smithsonian. It's 19 museums and galleries strong, making it the largest "museum and research complex" in the world. Below, scenes of some of the museum's more intriguing works, by Kevin Lamarque of Reuters:
The region’s “chemical genies” of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.