Let’s Get Exploring, with some Virtual Touring!
Although some venues are slowly starting to reopen, it ’s still not very easy to go visit, so we thought, why not bring some of the world’s most famous art galleries and museums into the comfort of your own home through virtual tours! YouTube have some amazing virtual tours, so we ’ve chosen 5 of our favourites. As the theme this month is art, our chosen 5 feature art, but there are plenty available for you to download for free. My favourite is the virtual tour of Buckingham Palace . It combines the history of the palace with a tour around the ornate rooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gen0NgJjry4 Buckingham Palace The National Gallery London’s virtual tour enables you to view European Art at its best and it includes paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rubens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSKnRIk0S8 The National Gallery, London The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam , Netherlands, is dedicated totally to the art works of Vincent Van Gogh. It follows his life through his artwork and enables clear viewing of his master pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZMJ_y9UqBc The Van Gough Museum The virtual tour of Louvre in Paris begins with the outside of the impressive building and it then takes you inside to closely view Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmKeRxv-xwM The Louvre
Queen Victoria’s Osborne House is a historical tour of the beautiful rooms and gardens. ttps://youtu.be/140XcT3v8zU Osborne House
There’s also a fantastic resource available on Google that allows you to use their street view to click your way, step by step around some of the top galleries and museums at your own pace! Follow the link here https://artsandculture.google.com/partner to find the vast array of places you can explore or see below where we have linked some of our favourites: The Museum of Modern Art MOMA , founded in 1929, in Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today they have a varied collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art The TATE London , is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/tate-britain Musee D’Orsay in the centre of Paris was installed in the former Orsay railway station, displaying collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris
So put your feet up, relax and travel the world!
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