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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 10:57 AM

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

Please scroll thru this all! Nice tidbit at the end. I’m gonna fire that one up and the Museé d’Orsay to bring back some memories.

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.

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is 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
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. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin
As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

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
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence
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.

MASP, São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Built 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.

Sadly, not all popular art museums and galleries could be included on Google Arts & Culture’s collection, but some museums are taking it upon themselves to offer online visits. ******According to Fast Company, the Louvre also offers virtual tours on its website.******

To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

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Please add links to things like this you’ve all come across!

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Reply Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video) (Original post)
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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:01 AM

2. K&R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:04 AM

3. I'd noted Louvre was missing so appreciate the note that they have similar on their website.

My all-time favorite that odds are I'll never get to visit again.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:20 AM

4. It was amazing. My wife and I had the Mona Lisa to ourselves for about 5 min

We’d used the Metro entrance and were behind one other couple. We walked up past Winged Victory and then down the hall to the Mona Lisa. Had about 5 min in the room all by ourselves until the hordes arrived. Was amazing.

Then we turned around and our jaws dropped at the vastness of The Wedding at Canaa


But MY fave was the Museé du Moyen Age (Cluny Museum). All the old, original pieces from Notre Dame and the tapestries. Oh...the tapestries. We walked in that room for about an hour, taking them all in.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/musee-de-cluny

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:36 AM

5. Wow. Very cool.

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:38 AM

6. Fantastic! Thank you.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 02:15 PM

7. Bookmarking for later

thanks!

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 02:27 PM

8. And don't forget the Museum of Bad Art

Muesumofbatart.org

Absolutely no velvet or paint by numbers works allowed.

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Response to Throckmorton (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 03:08 PM

10. The "MOBA". Lol!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 02:39 PM

9. Thank you!

The National Museum of Anthropology is on my bucket. This will probably be the only way I'll get to see it.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 03:12 PM

11. What a great idea-- thank you! nt

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 03:39 PM

12. Probably some overlap here: Google Arts and Culture virtual museum tours

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 05:46 PM

13. Gracias!

This is cool beans this is!

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 05:47 PM

14. Bookmarked!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 06:17 PM

15. A bit kludgy n terms of orientation, but nice.

Laz and kidlet one are exploring the Getty right now on their computers. Not quite 4k quality, but still fun.
Haele

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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 12:15 PM

16. Kick for the Sunday crowd!

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