Just last week, the Australian government announced that non-essential gatherings of over 500 people in Australia, and non-essential travel should be postponed, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.
As we’re all starting to socially distance from work and school, and postponing holidays and gigs to go to, we’re preparing for how to keep ourselves entertained from the comfort of home. Thankfully there are other ways to get cultured than just your typical Netflix night in.
Google Arts and Culture has compiled a list of over 500 museums and galleries that you can tour virtually, and there’s no better time to use this feature than during self-isolation. Many museums around the world have already started temporarily closed. So you’ll be able to see iconic museums while sitting on your own couch, including the Museum of Modern Art and The Met in New York, the Louvre in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and more. You can also tour Australia’s Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Victoria.
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. 🇫🇷 Conformément aux directives gouvernementales, le musée du Louvre ferme vendredi 13 mars 2020 à 18h et ce jusqu’à nouvel ordre. – 👉 L’ensemble des visiteurs ayant acheté un billet en ligne sera remboursé automatiquement. – – – 🌍 In accordance with directives issued by the French government, the Musée du Louvre will close at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 13, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. – 👉 All holders of tickets purchased online will automatically receive a refund. – 📷 © Musée du Louvre) / Olivier Ouadah . . . #Louvre #MuséeDuLouvre
Yeah, it’s not the same as seeing the art in person, but at least you won’t have to stretch your neck over other peoples heads just to see the Mona Lisa…
Head to artsandculture.google.com and take your pick of which museums to browse through.
Featured image via Instagram @museelouvre.
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