Going into a self-isolation and quarantine due to coronavirus outbreak has definitely brought our life to a standstill. But this is the only option we have right now, to practice social distance and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
But if the boredom has got to you, we’ve got your back. Just recently we told you about some amaze sports & fitness workshops from the Sports Authority of India and also about some amaze fun virtual events you can attend from home. And if you still miss going out and travelling, then you must check out these virtual museum tours you can take right from your home.
1. The British Museum, London
Located in the heart of London, The British Museum is the first-ever public national museum of the world. Opened for the public way back in 1759, this museum covers all the fields of human knowledge and allows visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Egyptian mummies. The graphics on this virtual tour are magnificent that will leave you speechless! Artefacts and art are collected from all over the world, which is either donated or excavated. Currently, 4918 articles are on display, so go and take a virtual tour!
2. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thousands of people visit the Guggenheim Museum every day to explore its historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. While you can’t plan a trip, but all thanks to Google Street View Tour that lets you wander its hall from your comfort zone. Displaying the architectural grandeur of the 20th century and it is an internationally acclaimed museum that collects and preserves art from across the world. From the domed skylight to spiral ramp riding, this unique space surely deserves a virtual tour.
3. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
It is one of Korea’s famous museum, the National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art can be accessed from any part of the globe. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of contemporary art from Korea. It explores an inspiring mix of design, print, photography, new media, sculpture and other installations. From Nam June Paik to Joseph Beuys, the art collection includes some established international artists and some emerging ones too.
4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s famous museum, Rijksmuseum, has a vast collection of art and historical objects across 80 gallery rooms. Displaying the art and history of Holland from the middle ages to the present day, the virtual tour will leave you in awe. The tour helps views to get up close to every brush store by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt and more while exploring the Great Hall.
5. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh should be one your wishlist of virtual museum tours. The most extensive collection of artworks of Vincent Van Gogh including over 500 drawings, 200 paintings and 750 personal letters are our thing. The architecture of the museum is pragmatic and poetic. This museum is dedicated solely to his work, so if you are a fan of Van Gogh’s artwork, then you should take the virtual tour for sure!
6. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Commonly known as the MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. Founded in 1870, the museum exhibits 5000-year-old artefacts from all across the globe. It has a changing display of artists along with some of the collection fro,m their renowned permanent artists. Beautiful objects belonging to different time frames is something to look out for.
7. Louvre, Paris
The Great Louvre or the Louvre Museum, a national museum and art gallery of France was built in 1190 but was later served as a royal palace in the 16th century. Isn’t it fascinating? Lourve is one of the world’s most visited art museums which has the collection from ancient civilizations to the mid of the 19-century. The famous and iconic Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is placed here. You will find a number of decorative artworks, Islamic artworks, paintings and more. You are most welcome here for the virtual tour!
8. Smithsonian Institution, United States
By far this is the best museum which will surely interest you. Here at Smithsonian Institution, you will find a total of 19 galleries, gardens, zoo and museums. Founded in 1846, the collection of the museum costs 156 million, including all the artworks, specimens and artefacts. Trust us; there’s a lot to learn about this fantastic museum.
You can enjoy the virtual tours from their websites.
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