12 World Famous Museums That Are Offering Virtual Tours

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Most people in the MetroWest area have been in self-quarantine for over four weeks now. By now, it’s possible that most have watched every possible movie or show on Netflix and done every puzzle as boredom starts to settle in.

Thanks for Google Arts & Culture, there is a fun way to dive into some culture and get educated while you are confined your living space. Over 2,500 museums and galleries teamed up with Google to provide virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums across the globe.

We’ve collected a few of our favorite here for you! Get comfy and get ready to explore!

 

British Museum, London

Located in the middle of London, this stunning museum allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. In addition, you can check out tons of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase using Google’s Street View feature! From there, you can view beautiful pieces of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This well-known American art museum features two online exhibits. First, check out an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Home to many famous works of art from French artists that lived between 1848 and 1914, you can virtually walk through this popular French gallery. Artists include Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, and many more.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

With six floors of Contemporary Art from Korea and across the world, you can check outGoogle’s virtual tour of one of Korea’s most popular museums.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Pergamon is one of the largest museums in Germany that is home to a number of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar. Virtual tour can be found here!

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Explore a massive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures – including European art from the the 8th century – and more. Take the Street View tour here.

MASP, São Paulo

Brazil’s first modern museum has their artworks placed on clear perspex frames to make the artwork look like it is hovering in midair. Tour this incredible display here.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage, this 23-exhibit-room museum is filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

Want to see more? Visit Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, here.

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