Covid-19 pandemic obliges, museums, theaters and other high places of culture have been forced to lower their curtains. In France, despite the decontamination effective since May 11, the reopening will be only progressive, and the activity of museums will always be restricted, because of social distancing measures. But this does not mean that you have no alternative. Thanks to today’s technology, you can now visit some of the best museums in the world from the comfort of your home. Discover it!
The Louvre Museum in Paris
The Louvre Museum is the largest art museum in the world and a historical monument in Paris, France. Whether you are an art lover or not, visiting the Louvre should be on your bucket list, if you have one. If you prefer to take precautions despite the lockdown, you can visit the museum’s website, and take a virtual tour. Not only will you be able to visit the many exhibition halls and galleries of the museum, but you will also be able to admire the beautiful façade of the Louvre. Have you heard of the beautiful Galerie d’Apollon? It is famous for its high vaulted ceilings with painted decorations and you can see it up close in the virtual reality tour. A real treat!
The Guggenheim Museum in New York
The virtual tour of the famous New York museum focuses on the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase, where you can see works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras. When you finish admiring the staircase, go to the main home page and scroll through more of the museum’s art.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
You won’t be able to see Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night here (rest assured, you can see it at the next museum on this list!), but you will be able to see many of his other masterpieces. In fact, this museum houses his largest collection, which includes 200 paintings, 500 drawings and over 750 personal letters. Among the paintings are Branches with Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers, The Bedroom, Wheat Field with Crows (thought to be the last painting he ever did) and much more.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City houses one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. It is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. In addition to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, you can also see works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and many other modernist artists.
The British Museum in London
The British Museum’s collection was built during the British Empire and is dedicated to the history, art and culture of mankind. Its permanent collection includes eight million works, making it the largest and most comprehensive collection in existence. On its website, you can browse through the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania from 2000 to 2,000,000 BC. You can even refine your experience and choose from art and design, life and death, power and identity, religion and belief, and trade and conflict.