Let’s go to a (virtual) museum


There are a lot of great new ways to explore the world while you’re stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many museums are now offering free virtual tours of their exhibits so we decided to share a few of our favorites with you.

National Museum of Natural History – Washington D.C.

This museum is one of the most visited in the world and gives viewers access to a comprehensive room-by-room walking tour that include Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, Dinosaurs and the Hall of Paleobiology.

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – Santa Fe, NM

This museum is dedicated to O’Keeffe’s legacy and her work on American Modernism. The website offers 6 virtual exhibits that include her paintings, letters and photographs.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/georgia-o-keeffe-museum?hl=en


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Washington D.C.

NASA, founded in 1958, was created by the federal government to develop the civilian space program, as well as conduct aeronautics, space and astrophysics research. NASA partnered with Google Arts and Culture to bring 35 of its exhibits online to showcase its amazing history and the wonders of space exploration.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/nasa


The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

Also known as “the met” it is the largest art museum in the USA and the fourth most visited in the world. With over 2 million works, including an amazing ancient Egyptian collection, it also includes extensive American and European masters including Monet’s Water Lilies. There are currently 26 different online virtual exhibits.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art?hl=en

The Vatican Museums - Rome

The Vatican Museums feature iconic exhibits including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and other collections curated by the Popes over the centuries.

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei.html

Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam

Enjoy access to the entire collection from one of the most popular museums in the world. The virtual tour includes 200 paintings, 500 drawings and personal letters. This museum uses the Google Arts & Culture tool which allows virtual visitors to get “up close and personal” with this collection.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

The British Museum - London

The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world. You can view various works of art by collections, themes plus you can read the fascinating history of the museum’s most prolific collectors.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

If you have any creative ideas on how to explore the world from home, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!








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