Virtual Museums Around the World

Andy and I decided that this weekend we didn’t need any essentials so we decided lets stay home and think about our adventure blog topic for this week. We heard on the radio about Virtual Museums around the world, and we thought it would be a good idea to take a look into it. Once you google Virtual Museum Tours, you will be able to see plenty of museums that will provide you a virtual tour. The museums below are some of the museums we enjoyed viewing. Andy loves museums so being able to views these made him happy. It is crazy on how advanced technology has gotten, we would have never imagined being able to visit museums from our home. 

The pictures on this blog are from museums we have visited in Los Angeles area, not the museums we have listed. Below are a list of our favorite Virtual Museums with tours. 

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Address: 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Museum mainly has European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts, also photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally. We have visited the sister museum in Pacific Palisades and this museum has been on our to do list for a while now, we definitely will be visiting once the doors open and it is safe to be outside. 

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Address: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

The museum is a permanent home to frequent collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also has special appearances of special exhibitions throughout the year.

American Museum of Natural History in New York
Address: 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024-5102

The museum houses 45 permanent exhibition halls, a planetarium and library. The museum collections contain specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, in addition to specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data.

National Museum of Natural History in Washington
Address: 10th St NE & Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

The museum’s collections contains specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. It also has the largest natural history collection in the world.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Address: Rue de Lille 75343 Paris, France 

It resides in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum mainly has French art from 1848 to 1914, also paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It holds the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by famous painters. 

Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin Germany

The Pergamon Museum has monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus reconstructed from the ruins found in Anatolia, as well as the Mshatta Facade. The museum is subdivided by antique collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Address: Museumstraat 1 1071 XX Amsterdam

The museum has on display objects of art and history, from the years 1200–2000, with some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection, which is on display in the Asian pavilion.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Address: Museumplein 6, Amsterdam

This museum has the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. The Van Gogh Museum begun Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience, a technology-experience “immersive exhibition” on Van Gogh’s life and works which has been toured globally.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 50122 Florence, Italy

It is one of the largest and best known museum in the world and holds a collection of the Italian Renaissance. The Uffizi is one of the first modern museums.

MASP, São Paulo
Address: Avenida Paulista 1578 CEP 01310-200 São Paulo SP Brazil

The museum has distinguished itself for many important initiatives concerning museology and art education in Brazil, and for pioneering a cultural center. It was also the first Brazilian museum interested in Post-World War II art. It is internationally recognized for its collection of European art. The museum houses an emphatic assemblage of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities, decorative arts, and others. It also has one of the largest art libraries in the country. 

Louvre in Paris
Address: Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

The museums collection is divided into eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.

Chateau de Versailles 
Address: Place d’Armes 78000 Versailles France

The palace is now a historical monument, especially for the Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park, the small rustic Hameau (Hamlet) and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and flower beds and groves. The Palace was stripped of all its furnishings after the French Revolution, but many pie

Being stuck at home has not been very fun and we love finding new things to get our mind off things. We hope these virtual tours at least get you entertained for a couple of hours or a day or two. Some of these museums have some beautiful art, amazing architecture and gorgeous gardens. Being able to travel around the world while being at our home is always a plus. We hope to see you on our next adventure, stay safe! 

How do you feel about the virtual tours of museums? 

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