As the world continues to hunker down in a collective fight against the coronavirus, all cultural activities have been put to a halt.
Fear not: many of the best organizations are trying their best to satisfy culture lovers via online platforms. Here are some of our top picks.
For Art Lovers
- Musee d’Orsay (Paris, France)
On their website, you can access 278 of their artworks with high-resolution images. All the works are accompanied with detailed descriptions of each of the pieces to help you enjoy.
- Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
Google Arts & Culture provides an excellent virtual tour through the famous gallery. Here, you could take in the beauty of the works at your own leisure. “Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli is obviously an unmissable piece of beauty.
- Tate Galleries (United Kingdom)
You can download most of the exhibition guides as a PDF file from their website. Their guide on the works of Andy Warhol are second to none. The almost 80,000 large online catalogue is also a gem that is well worth your time.
For History Lovers
- African American History and Culture (Washington DC, USA)
Since it first opened, the museum welcomed more than 4.
5 million guests.Getting an entry ticket to the museum was a big a spectacle as the exhibits themselves. Just more reason to enjoy their great works on their online tour which outlines the most important works in their possession.
- British Museum (London, UK)
As one of the biggest museums in the world, the British Museum’s online offerings are just as impressive. A visual timeline of the history of our species is a highlight for this online tour.
- Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
The former winter palace of the Russian czars are impressive for both its collections and sheer size. The 5-hour video tour they provide on their website is an exhaustive effort that spans 45 galleries.
For Classical Music Lovers
- The Vancouver symphony uploaded their rendition of Beethoven on their Youtube channels.
World-renowned Berlin Philharmonic are now offering an online voucher that grants you access to their performances for a month.
For Animal Lovers
- The Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL)
The rockhopper penguins of the aquarium have already stole the hearts of people around the world.
Freely roaming the now empty corridors, the penguins became an online sensation.Check the aquarium’s Facebook page for more heartwarming videos by the aquarists and animals.
These are times when we need quality cultural experiences more than ever. Which of these tours appealed the most to you? Are there any that we missed? Do tell us in the comments and follow us on Facebook for more helpful information like this one :)