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Stuck at home? 10 virtual museums tours you can take from your sofa

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Top 10 Virtual Museum Tours: Expand Your Horizons Without Leaving Your Couch

 

With all Kuwaits museums, cultural centres, art galleries closed, it might seem as though there are fewer outlets for culture as fears grow due to coronavirus. Well, if you’re hungry for some culture and want to quench your thirst for knowledge then now is the time to check out the best virtual museum tours, right from the comfort of your own home.

 

Many of the world’s top museums have released works from their collections online and have used technological advancements to offer virtual tours of their premises, especially as more people are stuck at home in isolation.

 

Have you ever wanted to visit the Louvre in Paris or travel to Holland to see the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh? Perhaps you wanted to give your students or children a firsthand look at ancient Egyptian artifacts from thousands of years ago, or the myriad exhibits of the Smithsonian.

 

The Best Virtual Museum Tours

Which of the world’s most well-known and acclaimed museums has embraced the internet age and taken the time to make their online collections as appealing as their in-museum experience? Let’s take a look at which museums are worth spending your valuable online time on:

 

The British Museum

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The British Museum displays objects spanning a period of some 2 million years, from the dawn of human culture to the present. The tour of the museum offers 360 views of thousands of objects as they appear in the halls of the museum, as well as prints of the objects, which can be enlarged and viewed in further detail. In addition to the description of each item that appears on Google Arts & Culture, there is a link to the British Museum’s own website with further details on each piece, including curator’s notes and a description of how each piece was acquired. The British Museum also has a separate online collection, “The Museum of the World,” which is a partnership with the Google Cultural Institute that features pieces from across time and includes audio explanations of the items from British Museum curators.

 

The Museum of Modern Art

When it opened in Manhattan in 1929, the MoMA was the world’s first ever museum devoted to the modern era. The museum has sought to remain on the cutting edge by offering a large amount of its collection for perusal online. The museum’s Google Arts & Culture selection is relatively limited, however its own site is quite extensive, displaying tens of thousands of modern art pieces currently on display at the museum or from past exhibits.

 

The Smithsonian

A small number of the Smithsonian Institution’s dozens of museums are represented with Google Arts & Culture virtual tours, including the National Portrait Gallery, the American Art Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Freer Sackler Museums of Asian Art. For a 360 panoramic view of the Natural History Museum, you can go directly to the Smithsonian site or Google Arts & Culture. The nature of the Natural History Museum’s exhibits is particularly impressive in panoramic view. The American Art Museum is minimally represented on Google Arts & Culture as well, with a minimal 360 tour and only a couple hundred pieces of art. There is a wider number of pieces available on the museum’s own website.

 

The Louvre

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The Louvre is one of the most famous and visited art museums on the planet, and while its online offering may not be as robust as some other museums, you can still view quite a few of its pieces from the comfort of your own home. The museum does not display items on Google Arts & Culture, nor can you see panoramic views on the platform from inside the museum. However, you can virtually explore the grounds of the museum where several impressive statues and pieces of artwork reside. For panoramic views of the museum’s interior, you’ll have to go to the Louvre’s own website where there are a few virtual tours available. However, the navigation is not as seamless as Google’s navigation. You can also find a number of items displayed on the Louvre site, however many of the descriptions are in French only.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This venerated New York landmark has a very respectable showing on Google Arts & Culture with a virtual tour that lets you walk through the museum’s halls as if you were there, and several hundred items on display – from paintings to historical fashion pieces. Many of the items include audio descriptions available through an external link to the museum’s own website, which impressively hosts some 450,000 items.

 

The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim doesn’t offer a massive number of pieces on Google Arts & Culture, however the pieces it does offer have external links to its own website, where there is an unparalleled amount of information on each. The contemporary artists that are part of the museum’s UBS Map Global Art Initiative have contributed video pieces about their art as well. The panoramic views of the museum on Google Arts & Culture give a good representation of what the museum has to offer.

 

The Uffizi Gallery

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This Italian gallery’s virtual tour is a dream for aficionados of renaissance art. It is easily navigable and the hallways of the gallery are plush with statues and paintings. The gallery has relatively few items on Google Arts & Culture, but they are among the world’s most famous works, and there is an impressive amount of information on each piece.

 

The Rijksmuseum

Are you interested in the art of the Netherlands, and the Dutch Golden Age? The Rijksmuseum is not only the preeminent source of such art, it is also the most well represented museum of any kind on Google Arts & Culture. With more than 150,000 items on display, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer, you can get a full education in Dutch art history from your computer. The Street View navigation of the stunning grounds of the museum is also among the most impressive of any museum. No other museum has embraced the possibilities of Google Arts & Culture more so than the Rijksmuseum.

 

The Getty Museum

The virtual exploration of this Los Angeles museum is seemingly endless. Not only are there more than 15,000 items to peruse, the descriptions of the pieces are among the best, and for several items also include audio explanations. The interior 360 degree views of the exhibits are beautiful and expansive. The only complaint you could make is that the panoramic views don’t extend outside to the museum’s gardens and unparalleled views of the City of Angels.

 

The Van Gogh Museum

This Amsterdam museum hosts the largest collection of works from the post-impressionist master. The panoramic views of the museum are good, however the descriptions accompanying the paintings are minimal. The virtual Van Gogh Museum experience is geared more toward those who are familiar with his work than first-timers seeking to learn about his technique and history. There is an external link to the museum’s YouTube page featuring video explanations of some of his most famous works

 

Source: Top10.com, 17th March 2020

 

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