The best online museums for the stuck-at-home traveler

Hey guys, how are you doing? I’m still cooped up in my home due to the corona virus, and aside from working, I’ve been searching for things to do. The following weeks I will give you some tips for the stuck-at-home traveler. Books, series and movies and games that fellow wanderlusters might enjoy, because they will transport you to the places you can’t actually visit right now.

Our ‘intelligent lockdown’ has just been extended, and we’re not sure when our restaurants and museums will open again. So it’s time to look at some online museums, for a lot of them have virtual tours or exhibitions, so you can look at their art from your own home. Here are some of my favourites!

Art museums

  • You can virtually walk through the Louvre and actually see the Mona Lisa without crowds of tourists in front of it (did you know it is really small? I couldn’t even properly see it when I visited the Louvre…)
  • The British museum in London has some gorgeous online exhibitions. I really liked the one on buddhist art in Myanmar and the Rusegger Atlas was also very interesting.
  • You can see the gorgeous paintings of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence in detail. I loved looking at Perseus freeing Andromeda by Piero di Cosimo.
  • Another museum that offers paintings in detail, with new information, is the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with pieces such as the Milkmaid and the Nightwatch.
  • If you like surreal art, check out the virtual tour of the Dalí Theatre museum in Fiugeres
  • For medieval or renaissance art, visit the online exhibitions of the J. Paul Getty museum in LA.

Other types of museums

  • A museum that I always wanted to go to, but never actually visited yet, luckily also has a virtual walkthrough. You can visit the Smithsonian, national museum of natural history online, though it will still be on my bucketlist to visit the actual museum.
  • If you’re more into fashion than paintings, The Met has some interesting expositions on Coco Chanel and Christian Dior.

I just discovered that a lot of these exhibitions are by arts and culture by Google. There’s a lot to be found there, not only art expo’s, but also paintings, performances, drawings and drama. If you’re aching for some culture, it’s a good website to be checking out.

Of course you can also use these virtual tours or exhibitons in preparation for an actual trip, for when we will be allowed to travel again. Because we will. Hang in there, this will end.

Stay safe, stay indoors ♥

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