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I heard someone say “When will happen again to save the world just staying at home?”.
We are at home in lockdown but we have very powerful tools that can take us around the world. All we need is wi-fi and a mobile phone, computer or tablet to have virtual tours to the world’s most famous museums, archaeological sites and nature.
Do you know Google Arts&Culture? If you still don’t know it, I am sure it will keep you company taking you for a virtual tour around the world between exhibitions and museums.
Look at the bright side: you can visit the Uffizi Galleries without queuing, the Archaeological Museum of Naples, and have a walk in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
You can also have impossible experience: how to see all the paintings by Jan Vermeer in one place or the picture of the Bruegel’s Fall of the rebel Angels comes to life.
Using the Google Arts & Culture App you can have fun seeing if your favorite Monet’s painting would look good in your living room! The Art Projector function allows you to set the paintings of the most important museums in the world in your home!
You can visit the most important museums in the world without even getting up from the sofa: MoMa and Guggenheim Museum in New York, the British Museum, the TATE and the National Gallery in London, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Here you will find the complete list of all the museums in the world.
Do you fancy a trip in Italy? Here you find a nice selection!
You can visit the excavations of Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Basilica of San Marco, the Milan Cathedral, the Tower of Pisa, the Venetian canals…
You can even climb Machu Picchu in Peru or visit the Sydney Opera House, the pyramids of Giza and even walk among the mythical stones of Stonehenge.
Are you passionate about design and architecture?
Do not miss “When Gropius met Niemeyer”, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts, le Modern Architectures photographies of Brasil, “Marcel Breuer buildings”, the virtual tour to the Gaudì 11 most famous buildings and the Bauhaus collection.
And if you are missing Nature, have a walk in the Waltham Forest just outside London, have a horseback ride in the Bryce Canyon, whale watching in Alaska, swim with turtles, visit the Antarctic or have a tour in France.
In addition to videos and virtual tours, on Google Arts & Culture you will find interesting specials dedicated to the most varied topics also suitable for children: from sports to animals, Harry Potter, dinosaurs, artist biographies (don’t miss the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe bio) and fashion.
Speaking of fashion, very interesting are: “The real cost of fast fashion” and “Tokyo Street Fashion and Culture 1980-2017”.
Not just Google
You can find virtual tours of the most important museums in the world also on their website such as the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid and the Egyptian Museum in Turin.