Have you ever heard of the digital museum? I see you there, fellow museum nerd! There are reasons why we love museums; we can learn so much about history from a short museum tour, the artifacts we see take us back in time and make us think, we can find cafes or shops where we can just chill and admire the arts/architecture, and last but not least, museums are now available online!
Yes, folks, if you were planning to visit a bunch of museums this year but could not, it is possible to view them online. What’s even better is that you can pick any museum you like all around the world and enjoy one heck of a virtual tour! Without further ado (we know you’re excited), check this list of 5 museums, AKA digital museums, that you can enjoy online this spring!
1. Louvre Museum, Paris
Can you believe it?! Paris and the world’s most famous museum is open online and waiting for you to take a peek! You can take a virtual tour for as long as you want at the section of Egyptian antiquities or the Galerie D’Apollon, a famous masterpiece housing 200 of art history. You will get to witness the splendor of its high arched ceilings and painted decorations that serve as a portal to the past.
2. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Located in Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy, Uffizi Gallery is one of a kind. The art gallery features some of the world’s most prominent artworks, such as The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli, Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico, Medusa by Caravaggio, and more. The online exhibition will show you close-ups of the paintings and perfect details that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
3. British Museum, London
The British Museum in the Bloomsbury area of London is one of the largest, most acclaimed museums in the world, where you can find a collection of eight million works. Some of the best things to see at the British Museums are the Mummy of Katebet, the Colossal Granite Head of Amenhotep III, the Rosetta Stone, etc. Here is where you can take tours online!
4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum is a beauty in itself. It is a masterpiece housing a collection of important artworks from the Dutch Golden Age, featuring 800 years of Dutch history. There, you can find 8,000 objects of art and history, 1 million objects from 1200-2000 years ago. The museum also has an Asian collection of works featured in the Asian Pavillion. The online tours display 11 exhibits where you can see close-ups of the art pieces and read about their historical context.
5. De Young Museum, San Francisco
De Young Museum is a fine arts museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is home to American, pacific, and African arts from the 17th to the 21st century. You will enjoy contemporary art, costumes, and textiles. Step inside a world of creative exhibits at this world-class museum!