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Friday, 01 May 2020

Virtually Visiting the World's Museums

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Art galley tours are the next thing to adapt to today’s social distancing. Here are some museums you can explore online with virtual tours or with their collections online:

 

The Louvre, Paris

Everyone knows its impossible to see all of the Louvre in one visit anyways, so some pre- or post-visit perusal is warranted, even without a pandemic. They also have a free virtual reality app to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in 360: Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass. Download it on the app store for android or apple.

https://www.louvre.fr/en

 

You can search the collection here:

https://www.louvre.fr/en/moteur-de-recherche-oeuvres

 

or see their masterpieces here:

https://www.louvre.fr/en/selections/masterpieces

 

Their list of video’s is here:

https://www.louvre.fr/en/media-en-ligne

 

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

The best of their collection is right here on the first page:

https://www.uffizi.it/en/artworks

 

You can do a virtual tour on Google and ‘walk’ around the museum here:

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/uffizi-gallery/1AEhLnfyQCV-DQ

 

or use the museum's 360 for its new galleries:

https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali/uffizi-virtual-tour

 

 

The British Museum, London

https://www.britishmuseum.org/

 

Their virtual gallery is here:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries/prints-and-drawings-virtual-gallery#&gid=1&pid=3

 

or you could do a virtual visit here:

artsandculture.google.com/streetview/british-museum/AwEp68JO4NECkQ

 

Also, the museum has podcasts here:

https://soundcloud.com/britishmuseum

 

Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna

https://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/about-schoenbrunn/the-palace/tour-of-the-palace/

 

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/schönbrunn-palace/RAGmDEX1rezGLA

 

Other museums with virtual visits:

There are 2,000 on Google arts & culture:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

 

There are some smaller museums in houses on the list which are interesting such as the Museo Robert Brady in Cuernavaca, Mexico:

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/museo-robert-brady-interior/wQFrrRqOb0gAsw

 

and Anne Frank House:

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/anne-frank-s-family-home-anne-s-room/DQHUovw4dDhITw

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art has a youtube intro tour to their new exhibit:

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

 

 

 

 

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