October 19, 2021

2500+ Museums Can Now Be Toured With Google

Beverly Agius
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Just because I had to postpone my trip to London to see Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A due to travel bans does not mean I can't still visit museums, and historic locations around the world from the safety of my home.

Google Arts & Culture partnered with 2500+ museums and galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of the most famous museums around the world. Take your pick and enjoy this virtual journey through art and time.

British Museum, London

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This iconic museum allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta

Malta's Hal Saflieni Hypogeum explored | Britannica

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Do not disregard this small country rich in history. The Hypogeum is a complex, made up of interconnecting rock-cut chambers set on three distinct levels. Earliest remains on the site date back to about 4000BC, and the complex used for many centuries, up to c. 2500 BC.

Acropolis Museum, Athens

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The Acropolis Museum is archaeological site-specific, housing more than 3.000 famous artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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Usually, the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay. It displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914 which you can now virtually walk through the famous artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

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Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from all over the globe in Korea's most famous museum.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

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As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re wandering its halls.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands – HiSoUR – Hi So You Are

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See this tragic, ingenious painter works up close by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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Find in the California art museum, European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century. Discover a vast collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis. Giorgio Vasari designed the building in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de'Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

MASP, São Paulo

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The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

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This museum dedicates to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. It has 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilisation. Incredible right?

Google Arts & Culture’s collection couldn't include all galleries, but some are taking it upon themselves to offer online visits, so do your research if one happens to not be on the list. All this in combination with thousands of Street Views and famous historical heritage sites, your isolation couldn't feel further away from lonely and just maybe an updated travel bucket list can be organised.

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