These are the best museums to visit online


Due to the corona crisis, it is currently not possible to visit museums, but do not worry: many museums have opened their digital doors. This way you can still go to your favorite museum without having to leave your home. Some museums even have virtual tours or special exhibitions, so you can learn enough from your museum visit. We have listed the best museums you can visit online.

The Guggenheim

In the Guggenheim in New York you will find (modern) art from the 1860s to the present day. While it is currently not easy to fly to New York, you can browse the extensive collection online. The museum offers five different exhibits, which are curated especially for online visitors. Immerse yourself in the history of Latin American art, contemporary art from Asia and special glassware by Josef Albers. You can also use a VR tour get through the museum, thanks to Google.

The National Gallery of Art

This museum can also be found in the United States, in Washington DC to be precise. In the virtual exhibition of the national museum you can see more than 40,000 pieces of art and there are two unique exhibitions curated for virtual visitors, including about the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Exclusive tours from The National Gallery can also be found in Google’s Arts and Culture app.

The Van Gogh Museum

Also the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam you can visit online and that is definitely worth it. In no other museum in the world you will find so many works by Van Gogh and online you can find more than 160 detailed scans from the collection. Those who want to learn more about the painter’s life can also choose one of the four mini-exhibitions see. This way you learn which books Van Gogh read, but also about his love life.

Musée d’Orsay

Anyone who thinks of Paris and a museum will probably automatically end up at the Louvre. Although the Louvre can also be visited online, so is Musée d’Orsay, which is located in an old train station, is absolutely worth it and recently you can view the museum from the comfort of your chair. In the museum you will find 270 pieces of art from 1848 to 1914, including historical and artistic background information.

Vatican Museums

In the Vatican you will find a group of museums with great art treasures, bought or conquered by popes. On the website of the Vatican you will find twelve virtual tours, which take you through some beautiful buildings that you will find in the Vatican City. You can even visit the Sistine Chapel.

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