10 museums to visit virtually

Seeing works of art from his sofa, comfort or heresy? A visit to the museum to admire the masterpieces is always preferable, but when this is not possible, a one-to-one meeting with Botticelli's Mona Lisa or Venus in his living room is now permitted! Several museums offer to visit their collections online before going there, so that you can pass the time in a useful way before your next trip! We have selected 10 of these 2.0 visits to help you cultivate your knowledge without leaving home

The Louvre, escape 2.0

Even if you've already visited it several times, there's always a room or a gallery to discover in the Louvre! While waiting to go there, the ancient Egyptian collections, the medieval Louvre and the gallery of Apollo can be visited online. The Petite Galerie also opens the doors of its exhibition entitled "Figure d'artiste" where works by Delacroix, Rembrandt or Tintoretto are to be seen. Everything is available on the museum's website

The Vatican Museums, in Raphael's rooms..

With their 7km of galleries and 1,400 rooms covered with works of art, the Vatican Museums are an extraordinary museum space from every point of view. Indeed, their size is even less impressive than the abundance of masterpieces to be found there! The various virtual tours offered by the website allow you to immerse yourself in the main rooms of the museums, such as Raphael's rooms or the famous Sistine Chapel

The Frida Kahlo Museum, immersion in the artist's studio

The blue house in which Frida Kahlo and her companion Diego Rivera lived displays all the artist's memories. Paintings but also Mexican handicrafts and folk clothing are to be discovered in Mexico City or... on the artsandculture site of google ! To have a look at this colorful house but also at the current exhibition before flying to Mexico, it's ideal

The British Museum in London, a historical connection

One of the largest and oldest museums in the world offers one of the most technologically advanced virtual tours available, a must to keep busy at home while learning! When you visit the museum's website, a big bang of small coloured dots takes you back in time. You just have to click on one of them to access a work and its explanation... and there's plenty to do!

The Guggenheim Museum of New York

The Guggenheim Museums around the world are known for their crazy architecture, and the one in New York is no exception to the rule: this strange cylindrical structure stands in sharp contrast to the buildings on 5th Avenue. Before seeing the building (even if the visit on googleartsandculture offers a view of its interior), it is possible to visit the Guggenheim online! A good foretaste of this modern art collection

The Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam, a rich collection

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of the artist's works. A total of 200 paintings and more than 500 drawings or sketches are to be discovered in its collections. The virtual tour on Google arts and culture is very comprehensive and offers a tour of the three floors of the museum, in chronological order of Van Gogh's life. Current exhibitions can also be visited

The Grévin Museum, entertainment guaranteed

A visit that will please young and old alike! The Grévin Museum is home to more than 200 wax celebrities, all more real than life. The virtual visit will not allow you to pose next to your favourite star, however it is a good way to get a glimpse of the collection before you go there. Room by room, it is fun to discover the statues, from those of great champions to those of heads of state and musicians

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, in the Medici's house

The Uffizi Museum exhibits an unparalleled collection of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance. Before coming to admire the sumptuous Birth of Venus by Botticelli or The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci, treat yourself to a virtual tour of this renowned museum. Google arts and culture lets you explore it from the comfort of your sofa. To find out more, a selection of works is also proposed, all accompanied by explanations

The Palace of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors at home

To discover the Palace of Versailles in a different way, go to Google arts and culture! Several videos allow you to learn more about the history of this monument and, thanks to the 3D models, it is interesting to observe the details of the King's bedroom or the Royal Chapel more closely, which is not always possible on the spot as there are so many visitors! Several virtual tours of the Hall of Mirrors or the Royal Opera House are also available

The Vienna Belvedere, Klimt at home

Of course, a visit to the Vienna Belvedere online will not allow you to admire its impressive building. But until you can get there, Google arts and culture offers visitors the largest collection of Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day, where Klimt reigns supreme. Among the artist's most prized works are the famous Kiss and Adam and Eve. Also worth seeing are the paintings of Egon Schiele

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