Musee d’Orsay is a very beautiful museum in Paris, France which is under the Ministry of Culture. The museum was opened in 1986. It is located on the banks of the Seine River. Its magnificence has made it one of the most visited museums in the world. It was originally a railway station before it was converted into a museum. The building was at risk of being destroyed until the city fought for it. It was then restored to the beautiful museum it is today. The museum houses the diverse and rich French art. This includes paintings, sculpture and decorative art gallery. It displays the greatest works which consist of modern paintings, photography, decorative objects and sculptures of the early modern times. The world class collection is presented in a chronological manner. Most of the artwork found here dates from 1848-1915 with many pieces French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces.