You Can Virtually Tour 1,200+ of the World’s Most Famous Museums From Home

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Although staying at home can be easy for some, others may feel anxious to find enriching activities they can do while also practicing safe social distancing. Fortunately, art and museum enthusiasts can now travel the globe and view world-famous art from the sanctity of their living room, thanks to Google Arts & Culture.

This digital platform has amassed a collection of over 1,200+ museums and galleries that anyone with wifi can peruse at their own leisure. Depending on the museum, viewers can scroll through select images from renowned collections, and, in certain cases, navigate a “street view” of the gallery space, functioning as a virtual tour.

Among the top institutions listed are the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which boasts the largest collection of the Dutch Post-Impressionist's oeuvre; the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, home to Botticelli's Renaissance masterpiece Primavera; and The British Museum in London, wherein lies archaeological treasures like the Rosetta Stone and Ancient Egyptian mummies. Additionally, architecture lovers can explore the modern, spiraling design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

To help creatives and history buffs begin their homeschooling journey, Google has compiled a list of the top 10 virtual museums:

  1. The British Museum, London
  2. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  3. Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  4. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  5. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  6. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  7. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  8. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  9. MASP, São Paulo
  10. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Tour 1,200+ of the world's most famous museums from the comfort of your living room!

Vienna Museum Interior

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h/t: [Apartment Therapy]

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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