Famous museums around the world offer virtual tours

By Backend Office, Desk Reporter
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    COVID-19 lockdowns around the world have had serious effects on day to day lives of almost everyone on the planet. The boredom might not last for long. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. Now, you get “go to the museum” and never have to leave your room.

    1. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    Uffizi Gallery

    This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’ Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world. Have a virtual tour here.

    2. British Museum, London

    British Museum London

    This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

    3. Guggenheim Museum, New York

    Guggenheim Museum

    By using Google’s Street View feature, you can now tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without having to do the actual traveling and walking.

    4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    Rijksmuseum

    Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

    5. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

    Pergamon Museum, Berlin

    This historical museum houses plenty of ancient artifacts such as the famous Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, naturally, the Pergamon Altar. The virtual tour to the museum can be accessed here.

    6. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

    Access Virtual tour of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul here.

    7. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

    The J. Paul Getty Museum’s Street View tour to explore the huge collection of masterworks—paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

    8. MASP, São Paulo

    MASP, São Paulo

    Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts fair, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum, abbreviated MASP) is itself a work of art; the building is an imposing Modernist box suspended under two bright red concrete supports. Featuring classical European names such as Gauguin, Goya and Gainsborough, the museum also holds one of the largest collections of Brazilian and other Latin American artists on the continent. Have a virtual tour here.

    9. National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City

    National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City

    Build in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization. All of them can be viewed on a virtual tour here.

    10. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Founded in 1937, the National Gallery of Art is free and open to the general public. For those who aren’t in Washington, D.C., it also provides virtual tours of its gallery and exhibits.

    11. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914 here.

    12. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam; it is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. You can have a virtual tour of the Museum on the following link

    – Desk Reporter

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