During pandemics, many countries announce quarantine and self-isolation as one of the preventive measures. People are barred from their normal outdoor lives, such as meeting for events, bars, and visiting shows. Even though most people are stuck at home or have to self-isolate, they are finding creative ways to entertain themselves. With that museums across the world have come up with incredible virtual tours to help people cope with being stuck at home. These tours allow people to visit and see all the collections without physically being there. There are several art museums which are offering online virtual tours. Start your tour below:
Louvre Museum is the most visited across the world. It serves as a housing for France art gallery with a wide range of ancient works. You will find European paintings. The great work of Italian renaissance and Dutch painters are also offered as part of the collection. You will get an opportunity to view the French decorative arts such as French's kings' jewelry, pottery furniture, and bronzes. There are also masterpieces of sculptures, mosaics, and architecture. Other collections available virtually are the Remains of the Louvre's moat, the Egyptian Antiquities, and the Galerie d'Apollon decorative arts.
By viewing using open street maps, you will get a clear view of the building as it is an icon itself. By just clicking on your desktop screen, you can get detailed descriptions of all the rooms in Louvres. You will be able to zoom closely to all the artworks offered in various displays. These views will make your quarantine room bearable and pass the time creatively.
Location: Paris, France.
The British Museum
There are various collections to view online here, through the virtual tour option. The collection dates even over 2 million years ago. Through virtual tours, you can find a lot to enjoy. Some of the collections include the Rosetta stone with inscriptions in three different languages. There is also the Sutton hoo mask and ship burial collection, one of the most attracting archeological discoveries. The works of ancient Egypt, such as Egyptian mummies that houses coffins of Pharaoh.
The virtual British museum tour is a very interactive session, and you will not get bored. The exhibits are categorized, and you can browse by century or continent. Through each collection, you will also get great descriptions via audio, providing a good history of every piece of art.
Location: Britain, LONDON.
It offers a permanent collection and a showcase of rich holdings of exhibitions. They provide you with exciting virtual tours of its diverse collection. The building is an icon by itself. There are great European paintings of great artists such as Constantine. There are also the Peggy Guggenheim's collection, Rudolf collections and also a sculpture garden giving all ranges of stone works. There is also a collection of modern art available at the displays. It also houses conservation works of American art.
The virtual tour of Guggenheim is fascinating. You can watch live stream interviews with the curators explaining the fantastic history of the architecture and history of great painters and artists. You will also find videos from several artists whose works have been displayed. It's really amazing.
Location: New York City, Bilbao, Venice & Abu Dhabi
There are a thousand galleries and displays that are modern artistic innovations. When you take a virtual tour, you will get an opportunity to see. One is the night watch, a Rembrandt's painting that depicts guardsmen and a young girl in the front. There is a sculpture garden before you get inside, with play areas and trees. The Doll's house can also be an outstanding collection. The threatened swan and the Milk Maid will add to your amazing views. A wedding portrait of Issa Massa and Beatrix Van der Laen stands in the display. A smiling painting from the great Dutch painters that gives a good look while viewing.
The Rijksmuseum virtual tour is very comprehensive, and you can surely enjoy it. Some narrators will take you through the history of great art. Through zoom in Google street view videos, you can also walk through the hall and get closer descriptions of all the artworks.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The museum houses various collections such as Islamic art and cultural works. Some of the collections include the Market Gate of Miletus, as part of the Antiquity architecture collections. The gate was damaged by an earthquake and in World War II the same as the Ishtar Gate that's covered with animal paintings. Mshatta Facade is one of the greatest Islamic arts found here. The Aleppo room that belonged to prominent Christians and which has walls with Islamic art and nature scenes. Other attractions include Orpheus mosaic and the Pergamon altar.
Through open street maps, you can be taken through the processional way of Babylon, which is lined with bricks and mosaics. It feels good being taken through the path between two walls. Getting a 360-degree view of the epic of Gilgamesh fragments can also be an amazing view.
Location: Berlin, German.
National Museum of Anthropology
This museum houses a big collection of archeological artifacts. There are 23 exhibition halls in the museum.
The building itself is a monument, and people visit to view it too. There are sculptures such as Sun Stone and sculptures of Coatlicue that make a larger part of the collection. There are The Maya collections that add to the display, including the reproduction of Temple of the Feathered Serpent. There are statues featuring the statue of Aztec goddesses.
Using street view, you can really get an opportunity of watching all these collections and get a close touch of history while seated at home. When viewing these galleries in a closer look, you will be able to calm your mind and bond with the past in a special way. You will find audio descriptions on this site as well.
Location: Mexico City
National Gallery of Art Museum
They offer a wide range of collections. This includes pop art and Byzantine altarpieces. You will find the European and American paintings, which will date from the Renaissance period. There is a sculpture collection that is archived from European countries like Greece and France. They offer displays of artworks from ancient Egypt. There are drawings in pencil, pen, and watercolors, photographs that add to the Gallery's collection. Decorative arts of objects that give you an insight into the past culture are found here.
In the National Gallery of Art, you will get to view the time-based media art through Google maps. This is a very unique and amazing feature. People at home can benefit from this virtual tour of the National Gallery of Art by accessing them through their laptops. There are two online exhibits that users can view in Google. One of them is the American Fashion that includes clothes rendering since the colonial period. Another exhibit is the Dutch baroque paintings. A closer view of these exhibits through video can be a good relaxing option.
Location: Washington, DC.