10 Museums You Can Visit Online
During these rather difficult times, there’s no doubt we’re spending some time browsing the internet for ways (besides Netflix) to cure our boredom.
Thankfully, organizations across the country world have provided those of us stuck indoors with a way to still get our necessary doses of culture, including museums. Read on for ten museums you can currently visit online, all thanks to Google's Arts & Culture platform.
1. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
You and your family can take a virtual tour of the museum that houses a variety of famous works from artists such as Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, as well as others.
2. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Yup, one of Korea’s most popular museums, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, can now be accessed from anywhere around the world through Google Maps.
3. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Online visitors can tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase among tons of works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras. Not to mention, when you approach the different pieces, Google will provide some information on it.
4. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Featuring the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, online visitors can explore his works up close (virtually), which include 200 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters from the artist.
5. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Take a virtual trip to the West Coast to discover artworks and sculptures that date as far back as the 8th Century.
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6. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
With one click you’ll be transported from your couch to Italy. Home to the art collection of the Medici family, the virtual tour will give you a good look at works such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Caravaggio's Medusa.
7. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
This historical museum is comprised of three wings and is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar.
8. The Palace of Versailles, France
Sure, you can’t physically be in France right now, so a virtual tour of one of the most famous monuments in Europe, including the famous Hall of Mirrors is the second best thing.
9. The Art Institute of Chicago
Yes, we’re talking about the one in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. You can take an online tour of this museum on Google Arts & Culture and explore work from greats such as Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne and more.
10. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage, this Mexico City museum offers 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts and are all available on their virtual tour.