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Stay Indoors Inspiration: Take a (Virtual) Museum Tour (or 10)

“From interactive, 360-degree videos and full ‘walk-around’ tours with voiceover descriptions to slideshows with zoomable photos”

“Art lovers can view thousands of paintings, sculptures, installations and new work online—many in minute detail—as well as explore the museums themselves,” writes Antonia Wilson. “There are various platforms, from interactive, 360-degree videos and full ‘walk-around’ tours with voiceover descriptions to slideshows with zoomable photos of the world’s greatest artworks. And many allow viewers to get closer to the art than they could in real life.” To read Wilson’s recommendations for “10 of the world’s best virtual museum and art gallery tours,” click here.

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Some Examples

The app developed by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
The app developed by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

 

The Vatican Museum’s 360-degree virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel

 

A tour of the Natural History Museum in London created in conjunction with Google Arts & Culture
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