11 international galleries you can explore online

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I admit it, I’ve spent most of lockdown watching reruns of The Office and avoiding eye contact the Duolingo app I optimistically downloaded on my phone. But while lying prone and watching Netflix may be enjoyable – for a day or two– I’ve begun to wonder, is there something more interesting and intellectually stimulating I could be doing right now?

The answer, ladies and gentlemen, is yes.

After scooping my brain back into the ear it was beginning to drizzle out of, I discovered that a number of the world’s top museums have gone digital, meaning you can explore their displays from your couch. It makes isolation a little easier to know that you have art, history and science at your fingertips.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Use Google Street View to discover the works of artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer from the Dutch Golden Age. 

rijksmuseum amsterdam

Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Artist like Gauguin, Cézanne and Monet are on display as you walk through the virtual display of French artists from 1848 to 1914.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
This museum is a treasure trove of European artworks, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and manuscripts, some as old as the eighth century. 

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Google allows us to virtually tour through the six floors of contemporary art in one of Korea’s most popular museums.

contemporary museum of art seoul

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
If you’re interested in the history and archaeology of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic era, then explore the 23 exhibit rooms of fascinating artefacts.

British Museum, London
The British Museum’s virtual tour now allows curious would-be travellers to discover Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and tour the Great Court.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin
This historical museum –one of the largest in Germany–lets you discover artefacts such as the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon.

MASP, São Paulo
Brazil’s first modern museum, the non-profit MASP, houses a wonderous display of artworks hanging in clear Perspex.

masp sao paulo

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The museum is the largest collection in the world of Vincent van Gogh’s art, with more than 500 drawings, 200 paintings and 750 personal letters. Explore the different levels of the beautiful museum to discover Van Gogh’s collections, and get an inside peek into the life the troubled artist.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici, the gallery now houses the art collection of one of Florence’s most famous families.

Guggenheim Museum, New York
The renowned Guggenheim can now be explored via Google’s Street View. Jump in and explore the cascading eras of art in the white, spiralling gallery. 

Will you be exploring any of these online galleries?

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Written by Liv Gardiner

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    PLEASE PLEASE give us more of these virtual tour urls I have had ball roaming the galleries around the world via your links….would love to get more interesting virtual tours of ANY PLACE OR SPACE….cheers me up when I need some ME TIME! THANKYOU SO MUCH!


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