Stuck at home? You still can enjoy the viewing of some of the well- known artworks and explore the museums on the other side of the world. Here you will find the list of 10 World-class museums that you can visit online:
1. The Louvre in Paris offers free virtual tours (Flash required) of several of its most popular exhibits online.
2. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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 walking inside its halls.
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to over 2 million works of fine art, but you don’t have to be in New York City to enjoy them. The institution’s website features an online collection and virtual tours of some of its most impressive pieces, including works from Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto di Bondone.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza Della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany. Some of the masterpieces presented at the museum: ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli, ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Fra Angelico, The ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Fra Angelico,‘Laocoön and his Sons’ by Baccio Bandinelli, ‘Madonna with the Long Neck’ by Parmigianino, ‘Annunciation’ by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, ‘Medusa’ by Caravaggio and others.
7. 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.
8. The Dalí Theatre-Museum
The Dalí Theatre-Museum is completely dedicated to the artwork of Salvador Dalí. It features many rooms and exhibits surrounding every era of Dalí’s life and career, and the artist himself is buried here. The museum offers virtual tours of the grounds and a few exhibits.
9. British Museum, London
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio’s Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.
Google Art Project features fine art from the White House, the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, and even São Paulo street art from Brazil. Here’s a complete list of museums you can visit virtually. Enjoy!