7 World-class Museum Virtual Tours You Should Visit

With the country lockdown and restriction on travel, world-class museums were pushed to explore a way of showing their precious collection in front of people. Many of them offer free online museum tours, with the support of new technology, such as 360 videos, AR, as well as interactive content to keep engaging with the world audience.

Here you the top 7 museums you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Vatican Museum

As one of the greatest museums in the world, you can now explore the galleries at the Vatican Museums website. The institution also offers 360 virtual tours of some of its most iconic monuments like the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Rooms with painted decoration by Michelangelo and Raphael respectively, notably paintings include The School of Athens.

  1. MoMA

Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York, MoMA owns a rich collection of the most remarkable art pieces in the world. The museum has partnered with Google Art & Culture to offer extensive online resources and exhibitions to people interested in arts.

Collection highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, along with more recent works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Murray, Cindy Sherman, and many others.

  1. Musée d’Orsay, France

Also partnered with Google Arts & Culture, Musée d’Orsay offers a wide range of collections in its online tour. With the user-friendly website, visitors can have a closer look at the paintings of the greatest Impressionist and Expressionist artists like Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Degas, Claudel and many more.

  1. The Louvre Museum, France

The Louvre is not only one of the world’s largest art museums, but it’s also one of Paris’s most iconic historic architecture. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as Petit Galeries. And the museum has launched their first VR project, which Mona Lisa can be met virtually using VR equipment. 

  1. Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands illustrates important collections of the Dutch history, from middle age to the present. The notable art pieces include Night Watch, Self Portrait from Van Gough, all are well-known paintings that are famous throughout the world. You can now visit the Google arts and culture website and check out the stunning collection.

  1. Acropolis Museum, Greece

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum, housing more than 3.000 famous artefacts devoted to the ancient Greek art. The museum holds over 4,250 objects, is now invites online visitors to a panoramic tour of its galleries by VR 360 video. Or you can also go the Google arts and culture to navigate through two of the suseum’s most famous galleries: Archaic Acropolis Gallery, filled with sculptures and smaller artifacts and Parthenon Gallery, featuring the famous 5th BC artworks from the Parthenon.

  1. British Museum, United Kingdom

With Google Street View, you can go on a virtual visit to more than 60 galleries in the British Museum. See highlights like the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery or discover gems like the beautiful textiles in the African Galleries. The museum website also has a broad range of free learning resources, like videos, podcasts, for adults, as well as for kids and teenagers- covering ages 3 to 16+.

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