In a period
of American history where extended cultural contact is a commodity, a virtual
museum tour may be just what many need to get back in touch with their sense of
the fine arts. While it may be impossible to visit many of these cultural hubs
in person at the present, a large number of them offer tours online so that you
can still view the exhibits virtually. Listed below are five such
establishments from across the world.
As the name
might tell you, The British Museum is the premier English museum, neatly
situated in London. With an absolutely staggering collection of over eight
million total items of art and history, "comprehensive" scarcely scratches the
surface of how many fragments of humanity are kept within The British Museum.
They have a thoroughly stunning virtual tour that you can view by following the
with the word "museum," this iconic institution in Paris has the prideful
distinction of being the single largest art museum in the world. With
household-name pieces like the Mona Lisa, it is downright impossible to have a
taste for the arts and not enjoy at least a few facets of the Louvre's immense
repository. Virtual tours for this landmark are available HERE.
iconic institution, the Greek Acropolis Museum has its curation focused around
archaeological discoveries. It houses findings of all sorts that were unearthed
in and around the eponymous Acropolis of Athens. Considering The Acropolis
Museum has not only fabulous exhibits and collections but is also situated in a
gorgeous area of land in Athens, aesthetics alone warrant a visit to this
institution, be it virtual or in-person. You can participate in one of their
virtual tours by following the link HERE.
Spain's premier museum of art, The Prado Museum is another unmissable
institution for art-involved parties. Housing iconic pieces of Renaissance art
like Fra Angelico's The Annunciation, The Prado Museum contains a collection
that is both varied and voluminous. Nearly 200 years old, this house of art
keeps a slick website informing and displaying many of the masterpieces present
in its possession, but a virtual tour will allow you to see the more hidden
gems that may not have made the highlight reel but are no less stunning. You
can have a virtual tour of The Prado Museum for yourself by clicking HERE.
this list of fine art institutions is a conglomerate of the Vatican's most
alluring collections of our triumphs in history. Known almost instinctively by
many for iconic works such as the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican houses some of
the greatest creations and works of art that man has yet produced. With
multiple different institutions all contributing to the larger experience, you
can pick and choose a subject of your choice and almost definitely find a
pertinent exhibit. The website houses multiple 360-degree panoramas and
interactive experiences to enhance the virtual visiting of anyone who does not
have the privilege to visit in-person at this time. You can view such panoramas
and other virtual tours HERE.