Museums Around the World Go Online for #StayHomeChallenge
Virtually visit Musée d'Orsay, the Van Gogh Museum, and more.
As citizens around the world hunker down at home to ride out the encroaching wave of coronavirus, more public outlets are finding ways to help them productively pass the time. For international museums, this includes providing ways to virtually peruse their locations during quarantine.
The hashtag #MuseumsFromHome has become a portal for a wide range of artistic destinations. Amplified over the weekend by a clutch of Bay Area museums forced to temporarily close their doors, the tag continues to grow.
As “social distancing” becomes more pronounced, the list of museums offering up their collections online includes the likes of Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and NYC’s Guggenheim. See a full list below.
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—The halls of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery are available for exploring via Google Maps.
—Take a Street View tour of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
—Explore the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, housing the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh in the world, including over two hundred paintings, five hundred drawings, and seven hundred personal letters.
—Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts, including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar.
—The Louvre in Paris offers free virtual tours of several popular exhibits online, including Egyptian antiquities from the Pharaonic period.
—Google’s virtual tour of Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art takes you through the history of modern and contemporary Korean art.
—Go inside the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to peek at famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914, among them Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin.
—London’s Tate Modern is famous for modern and contemporary art spanning from 1900 to the present day. Since 2000, the museum has been housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the south side of the Thames.
—Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Dutch national art museum, and home to a large collection of masterpieces by native artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer.
—The São Paulo Museum of Art is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum.
—The national museum of Mexico, Museo Nacional de Antropología, is best known for its collection of pre-Columbian era artifacts.
—The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, is truly old school. It’s where one can find archaeological artifacts from nearly 5,000 years ago.