On-line virtual museum tours: а challenge of a time

Technologies allow us to make a trip to the museum without getting up from our workplace — different virtual expositions, online auctions, audio-video guides… Spherical panoramas will make it possible to examine the museum’s expo without unnecessary crowds and queues.
We are sure that true connoisseurs of culture would prefer a real journey to a virtual one, but if you have a moment of rest at your desk, why not devote it to walking around the museum and tap into beautiful. All the more so as today we have prepared the exciting route for you.


1. The Louvre

Art, history, travel and adventure — here in the most popular world museum you can find a place to your liking. Louvre itself is the focus of the cultural heritage of mankind, as it used to be home of French monarchs. You can completely immerse yourself in the atmosphere and stroll through the floors of this magnificent structure. Unfortunately, not all the halls are available on the virtual tour.
Where to watch: louvre.fr


2. The Tubman Museum

is the largest museum in the nation dedicated to the people of the art, history and culture of African Americans. Diverse exhibitions, innovative educational programming, cutting edge technology and a host of special events throughout the year. Go and see the expo “The art and soul of Timothy Hedden” who is the most talented and prolific visionary of artists. He produces intricate, symbol-laden works in a variety of media ranging from the whimsical to the ritualistic themes. The Tubman invites you on an Adventure from Africa to America.
Since 1981, thousands of people from around the world have experienced the art and history at the Tubman African American Museum. It is more than just a museum — it is an educational adventure through time. By the way, in summer Tubman Museum invites you on a culinary journey at the museum during the International Taste of Soul so you have time to plan your calendar timetable.


3. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural history

This stunning museum welcomes you! More than 100 panoramas, 3 floors, convenient navigation… Visit permanent exhibitions and make sure to visit the other Smithsonian spaces and past museum exhibits included within this tour (among others orchid garden, the human genome, the heritage of ancient Cyprus, and many other interesting things). Many of them provide the public with a view of previously unseen archives or holdings. It may take a while to get through it all as there are hundreds of high-resolution panoramas and even more individual images.
Where to watch: http://naturalhistory.si.edu/VT3/NMNH/

TIP: Within the course of the tour, visitors can navigate between adjoining rooms by clicking on the blue arrow. 


4. British National Gallery

The National Gallery became the location of many British films. It stores in its halls the amazing masterpieces of Western European painting of the 13th – early 20th century. The precious stones in its crown are paintings by Titian, Rubens, Laurenne, Turner and many others. Your children will be able to get acquainted not only with art objects, but also with the majestic construction of the museum.
Where to watch: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/virtualtour#/central-hall/


5. Dali Theater-Museum

What can you expect from a surrealist genius? His museum, to the creation of which he himself put his hand, is truly a work of art. Entangled mazes, terraces and scenes — thanks to the interactive version you can see only a small part of all the splendor. The museum will appeal to everyone, because with Salvador Dali you do not get bored
Direct link: https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/


6. Frick Collection in New York 

Frik’s collection is a huge private collection of a gentleman of virtu who decided that art should belong to the world. The canvases of Vermeer, Goya, Van Dyck, Titian, El Greco and many other Western European artists. It is noted that this museum is good not only for its exposition, but also for its atmosphere.
Direct link: http://www.frick.org/visit/virtual_tour


7. Madame Tussauds museum

It was always interesting to look closely at a distinguished person. Madame Tussaud has turned this propensity into the profitable business very successfully about 200 years ago. Now, it is a honor for celebrities to have their double in this famous museum no less than have a personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Where to watch: http://www.sphericalimages.com/tussauds/


8. Knights of Columbus Museum

The Museum features world-class exhibitions of artwork and history, particularly those representing the heritage of Catholicism. Renowned for its annual Christmas exhibitions, the Knights of Columbus Museum provides a spacious, contemporary and family-friendly facility. It is fully accessible, open year-round, and offers free admission and onsite parking.
Where to watch: http://www.kofcmuseum.org/km/en/virtualtour/


9. The Galileo Museum

“And yet it moves!” The museum dedicated to the memory of the great rebel of his time — Galileo Galilei. In his rooms you can find not only objects created or associated with the life of the scientist, but it is also a scientific museum in which you can trace the way of development of things that are ordinary for us nowadays. This is an entire attraction, which is located in the XII century palace.

Where to watch: catalogue.museogalileo.it


10. Neon Museum

And finally, take a few neon lights of Las Vegas! Because it is Lag Vegas, even museums here are neon. The Museum of Neon includes nine restored signs which can be viewed as public art and visited on a self-guided tour twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The gallery includes the Lucky Cuss Motel, the Bow & Arrow Motel, The Silver Slipper, Society Cleaners, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Normandie Motel, the Hacienda horse and rider, the Landmark and 5th Street Liquors.

Direct link: roundme.com/collection/23/932/3700


Moreover, there exists Google Art Project, the largest Internet platform through which you gain access to the greatest works of art. Initially it was supported only by 17 museums, but today more than 184 museums of the world have joined. And if, for some reason, for now one does not have the occasion to see masterpieces live, our evolving technological world opens up vast opportunities for human beings.

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