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Experience art digitally: 5 virtual museum visits

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At the moment, many museums are closed or can only be visited by booking an appointment in advance. Some of them have therefore developed digital solutions – so no one has to miss out on art and culture during these special times. Virtual museum tours also have the advantage that the works can be viewed from anywhere. This also makes it possible to visit museums that would otherwise never have been seen. Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with many museums and galleries around the world, which can now be explored virtually on the platform. Visitors enjoy an exclusive view of the exhibits – far from the usual crowds.

 

We have selected 5 museums whose digital tours or exhibitions are highly recommended.

Museum of the World

Visitors to the "Museum of the World" are welcomed with a small, brilliant fireworks display. This allows them to immerse themselves in the museum world in a special way. It was created together with the British Museum in London and is one of the most elaborate online projects of its kind. Along a timeline, interested visitors can click through the eras and examine a wide variety of exhibits. Extensive information in text, image and audio format provide interesting facts. Of course, the British Museum itself can also be visited digitally.

Deutsches Museum, Munich

The "Deutsches Museum" in Munich also offers digital access. Thanks to a practical exhibition overview, visitors can conveniently navigate through the areas and stop at interactive stations. Whether shipbuilding, space, or aviation – the thematic focuses are diverse.

Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexiko

Let’s go to Mexico? In addition to the many internationally known museums, some small galleries also offer a glimpse into their art world, such as the "Museo Frida Kahlo" in Mexico. In the striking blue house, which normally attracts many curious visitors, the exceptional artist spent a large part of her life. Visitors can now take a digital tour of the house and discover furnishings, clothing and paintings.

© Nachtwächter assumed (based on copyright claims)., Museo Frida Kahlo, CC BY-SA 3.0

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Behind the imposing walls of the "Rijksmuseum" in Amsterdam, famous works such as Rembrandt's "Night Watch" can be viewed. Thanks to a Street View tour, visitors can now take a look at the masterpieces digitally and wander through the various halls. There are also 11 stories that present different works of art in a special way.

Gallery of Honour, © Erik Smits

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The famous "Musée d'Orsay" in Paris houses an extensive collection with more than 4000 exhibits from the period between 1848 and 1914. On a virtual tour, visitors can trace the development of the museum and view works by Monet and Cézanne.

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