7 Best Virtual Museum Tours You Should Take
14 May, 2021
2 mins read
Whether you are an introvert, or a student on a budget, seeing the world’s most famous museums can be quite the experience even from home. Virtual tours can help you visit any museum from the comfort of your home. Now the world’s most exotic pieces of art are only a click away! Here is a list of the best virtual museum tours you should try.
In 2011, Google decided to partner with cultural organisations worldwide to offer an online platform of videos and high-resolution images of cultural artefacts from the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, the White House, and many more using Google Street View technology. Through the Google Art Project, you can create your personalised virtual exhibition and share it with other people through social media and other digital platforms. It is like a Pinterest board of world history!
2. The Louvre
Established in 1793, The Louvre is a historical monument and the world’s largest art museum. Known for being the home of the infamous Mona Lisa, The Louvre offers a virtual tour for its art galleries, including iconic paintings, sculptures, etc.
3. The British Museum
Located in Bloomsbury, London, the British Museum is a museum of human history and art. It holds more than eight million artefacts from the British Empire times. The museum was first opened in 1759. As a result of the British colonisation, it kept expanding till a separate branch opened in 1881 as The Natural History Museum. Using Google Street View technology, the museum offers virtual tours so you can enjoy its outdoors and indoor galleries.
4. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History is an iconic venue, well-known for its magnificent halls full of scientific history. It was founded in 1910 in Washington, US, and is currently managed by the Smithsonian Institution. The museum offers virtual tours of almost all its exhibits. Use the 360 virtual tours to walk through the Hall of Mammals, and maybe say hello to your favourite Dinosaur inside the Hall of Paleobiology.
5. The Dali Theatre-Museum
A whole museum dedicated to the works of the infamous artist Salvador Dalí, who is a surrealist painter known for his painting, The Persistence of Memory, the museum was founded in 1974, Catalonia, Spain. Fans of the artist can view some of his artworks through the museum’s Virtual tours.
Space fans? We didn't forget about you! Langley Research Center in Virginia and Glenn Research Center both offer virtual tours experiences sponsored by NASA. Other technological options like augmented reality and videos and audio stories are available on The Space Center Houston’s website as well.
7.The National Women’s History Museum
The museum was founded in 1996 by Karen Staser in Alexandria, Virginia, US, to research, collect and exhibit the contributions of women to cultural, social, economic, and political life. The NWHM aims to empower womanhood by “integrating women’s distinctive history and culture in the United States''. Since the pandemic affected its mission, the museum is currently using online exhibits to spread its values and vision.
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