Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

March 26, 2020

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Right now, working from the comfort of our houses is a reality. As some companies took precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and as we are told to be social distancing from all it doesn’t mean we can’t virtually go inside of museums and catch up with art. Follow CovetED and let’s have a peek.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

It is not necessary to travel the world to participate in interesting cultural activities, some can even be enjoyed indoors. Some of the most famous museums in the world have virtual tours and digital exhibitions that you can visit while sitting comfortably on your sofa.

 

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, USA

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The National Gallery of Art is among the 10 most visited art museums in the world. Built-in 1937, it houses all the arts, from American and European sculptures and paintings to prints, including photos and decorative art. It is possible to visit European works of art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century; American art prior to the 20th century, together with works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci. Modern art is not left out, with masterpieces by Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, Jackson Pollock and Alexander Calder.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can explore the museum’s collection here.

 

VATICAN MUSEUMS, ITALY

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Vatican Museums were born with the private works of Julius II, who when he was elected Pope in 1503, transferred his collection to the Patio Ottagono. The Vatican Museums have been included in the list of the most important museums in the world and include the collections accumulated over time by the Popes, in addition to the great works of art of all times that have become precious testimonies of an era.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can take a virtual tour of the museum here.

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS, GREECE

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the most important antique museums in the world, with a vast collection of artefacts and works of art from Greek civilization from prehistory to antiquity. The museum’s collections are organized over two floors, in which the following sections stand out: a collection of prehistory, sculptures, vessels, objects from Santorini, objects made of bronze and an art collection from Egypt.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can consult the virtual collection here.

 

MUSEUM OF PRADO, SPAIN

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Prado Museum is the most important museum in Spain and one of the most important in the world. The collection mainly includes paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Among his paintings are masterpieces by painters like Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch and Goya.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can consult the virtual collection here.

 

LOUVRE MUSEUM, FRANCE

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Louvre is not only one of the largest art museums in the world, but it is also one of the most emblematic historical monuments in Paris. The museum offers free online visits to some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as Egyptian antiquity and works by Michelangelo.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can take a virtual tour of the museum here.

 

BRITISH MUSEUM, ENGLAND

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The British Museum, founded in 1753, was the first national public museum in the world. The museum has always been free of charge and open to all “studious and curious people”. In its permanent collection, it has Aztec masks, coins from the Hellenistic period, Egyptian and Greek sculptures, in addition to the Rosetta Stone and parts of the Parthenon of Athens. It receives almost 6 million visitors annually, making it the most visited attraction in the UK for many years.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can explore the museum’s collections here.

 

HERMITAGE MUSEUM, RUSSIA

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest art museums in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great. Currently, it houses a huge collection of paintings, graphic works, applied art, numismatic coins and archaeological objects. Its vast collection features items from virtually every era, style and culture in Russian, European, Eastern and North African history.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can explore the museum’s collection here.

 

PINACOTECA DE BRERA, ITALY

 

 

The Pinacoteca de Brera is located in the homonymous building on Via Brera, in Milan. The Pinacoteca was the first museum in Milan and is one of the most important galleries in the world as it houses some of the most prestigious ancient and modern paintings, as well as important sculptures by 20th century Italian artists.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can take a virtual tour of the museum here.

 

 

GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI, ITALY

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Uffizi Gallery is home to one of the oldest and most famous museums in the world. Galleria Degli Uffizi is divided into about fifty rooms or environments. Some are dedicated to the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Rafael, in addition to rooms with classical art from ancient Rome, a collection of paintings by Sandro Botticelli and works by the greatest artists in the world such as Michelangelo, Titian, Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Florence and one of the most important museums in the world.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can consult the virtual collection available here.

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, USA

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known informally as The Met, is one of the most visited museums on the planet. The permanent collection includes works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures by European masters and a large collection of modern American art. In addition, the museum also has galleries of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art, as well as encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, ancient clothing and accessories, as well as classic weapons from all over the world.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can take a virtual tour of the museum and explore its collection here.

 

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, USA

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

While the architecture of the Guggenheim building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is impressive, you don’t have to travel to New York to see some of the priceless artwork up close. The museum makes some of its collections and exhibitions available online, including works by Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons.

 

Floor Samples

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can explore the works here.

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, USA

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, one of the most visited in the world, has a collection of more than 125 million species of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites and human cultural objects. The museum offers a 360-degree tour of all its exhibits, including the Mammal Hall, the Insect and Dinosaur Zoo and the Paleobiology Hall.

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

You can take a virtual tour of the museum here.

 

THEATER-MUSEUM DALÍ, SPAIN

 

Stuck at Home? Discover How To Visit Museums From Your Couch

 

This museum, specially dedicated to Salvador Dalí, is located in his hometown, Figueres, in Catalonia. The current museum was an old theatre in the city of Dalí as a child, and where his first public exhibitions were held. It houses the largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, including sculptures, collages and furniture. It is also the place where Dalí is buried.

The museum offers virtual tours of the gardens and some exhibitions, such as the Mae West’s Face exhibition.

 


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