As the official continues to issue travel bans and partial shutdowns to contain the outbreak, some people feel bored being grounded at home. But according to Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman: We travel our with our minds, not our bodies.
Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone to virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
Take a look of just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits. Museums around the world are also sharing their exhibits to help people cope with staying home.
This is better than budget travel. This is zero-budget-travel!
BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to find hundreds of artifacts. The graphic of this virtual tours are divided into continents, timeline and then topics. So it is easier for you to choose what kind of object you want to know.
It is also shown you how history is connected in the virtual website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These time is stressful and boring. But let consider this time is a good chance to reconnect with yourself. Before the pandemic, you have spend time to connect to people. Now spend time for yourself. Maximize your travel experience by learning more about the arts around the world.
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“Travel with our minds, not our bodies”