The self-quarantine can bring many complex problems and complications, except that you have enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, this probably also means that you experience a lot of boredom and surfing the Internet.
But there is a way to get some culture and education while confining yourself to your home. According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to offer everyone virtual tours and online exhibitions of some of the world’s most famous museums. The following museums are included:
British Museum, London
This iconic museum in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You’ll also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
With Google’s Street View feature, visitors can view the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary periods.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum offers two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and revolutionary times. The second is a collection of works by the Dutch baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Musee d’Orsay, Paris
You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works by French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Take a look at artworks by Monet, Cézanne and Gauguin, among others.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of the most popular museums in Korea is accessible from anywhere in the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of contemporary art from Korea and around the world.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
As one of the largest museums in Germany, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t be there physically. This historical museum houses many ancient artifacts, including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and of course the Pergamon Altar.
Discover the masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you feel like you are actually walking through the halls.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, brilliant painter can see his works up close (or almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – Vincent van Gogh’s largest collection of works of art, including over 200 paintings, 500 Drawings and more than 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
This Californian art museum houses European works of art from the 8th century. Take a street view tour and discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts and photographs.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This lesser-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was specially designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can walk through his halls from anywhere in the world.
MASP, São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a nonprofit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artwork placed on clear plexiglass frames gives the impression that the artwork is floating in the air. Take a virtual tour to experience the miraculous presentation for yourself.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
The museum, built in 1964, is dedicated to the archeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibition rooms with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.
Unfortunately, not all popular art museums and galleries could be included in the Google Arts & Culture collection, but some museums are willing to offer online visits. According to Fast Company, the Louvre also offers virtual tours on its website.
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