FAMOUS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES YOU CAN VISIT VIRTUALLY
Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits.
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.
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.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This American art museum offers two online exhibitions on Google. The first one is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, which includes many renderings of clothes from the Colonial to Revolutionary eras. The second one shows off works from Dutch Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
By using Google’s Street View feature, you can now tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without having to do the actual travelling and walking. There, you can see incredible works of art from various historical periods, including the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
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.
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
This art museum that’s located in California takes you back as far as the 8th century, as you can see European artworks there from these old time periods. Go on a Street View tour to explore the huge collection of masterworks – 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
This modern non-profit museum is the first of its kind in Brazil. Take a virtual tour for a beautiful display of MASP’s huge collection that includes more than 10 thousand works. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, and even costumes from a wide range of historical periods and various places can be seen there.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Pergamon is one of the largest museums in Germany; therefore, it has a whole lot to offer. This historical museum houses plenty of ancient artifacts such as the famous Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, naturally, the Pergamon Altar.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Every history geek’s dream, this fascinating museum is dedicated to the pre-Hispanic heritage of Mexico and is home to various exciting artifacts of archaeology and history. Don’t miss the chance to wander through all 23 exhibit rooms which display an array of ancient objects, even including some from the ancient Maya civilization.