Get to see the best museums all over the world from your own home.
Self-quarantine can be hard on so many levels. Beyond the obvious, its entertainment and a loss of things to do we take for granted every day.
Be educated and be entertained from home According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
With today’s technology, you can see these sights without leaving home.
Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science.
We have showcased just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits.
British Museum, London
This iconic museum located in the heart of London 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.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Take a look at Monet and Gauguin’s artwork from home. French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914 showcase dozens of their treasures you can virtually walk through and feel like you are there in person.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the world.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Pergamon has a lot to offer – since its one of Germany’s largest museums. Take some time to check out the ancient artifacts including the Pergamon Altar.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Are you a fan of Van Gogh? Now you can check out the largest collection along with personal letters. It includes artworks by Vincent van Gogh, over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici. This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. Now you can stroll through the gallery at your leisure from anywhere in the world.
MASP, São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display as if you were there in person.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. Built in 1964 there are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.
Not all Museums are on Google Arts & Cultures collection, but you can see the Louvre on its virtual website.
To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.