5 international museums to visit virtually from home
As in Italy, even the most important international museums have announced the closure of their galleries due to the coronavirus emergency. From New York to Paris, the most prestigious international galleries offer virtual tours to admire their works.
Last week we saw in a previous article the 5 Italian museums that give the possibility to inspect their works through their website from the comfort of home.
Let’s see what the most important international museums offer.
1. The Frick Collection Museum – New York
The Frick Collection is a museum located in Manhattan near Central Park in New York.
Among the most important artists we find Bellini, Bernini, Piero della Francesca, Rembrandt, Tiziano, Goya, Velázquez.
Among the paintings on display are Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s masterpiece, The Progress of Love, three paintings by Johannes Vermeer.
The site allows you to take a 360 ° tour to see all the rooms of the museum immersing ourselves completely in his works.
2. British Museum – London
The British Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in the history of the world.
The museum houses about 8 million objects that testify to the history and material culture of humanity from its origins to the present day.
It is divided into sections based on the type and origin of its works: Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department, Greco-Roman Department, Middle Eastern Department, Prints and Drawings Department,
Prehistory and Europe Department, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Department of coins and medals.
3. Louvre – Paris
The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the most famous museums in the world and the first for number of visitors: 10 million in 2018.
The museum includes over 380,000 objects and works of art.
Even the Louvre allows you to take a 360 ° tour to admire all his works up close.
4. Prado – Madrid
The Prado Museum is one of the most important art galleries in the world.
There are exhibited works by major Italian, Spanish and Flemish artists, including Beato Angelico, Andrea Mantegna, Raffaello Sanzio, Hieronymus Bosch,
Rogier van der Weyden, El Greco, Tiziano, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya.
5. Hermitage – St. Petersburg
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg houses one of the most important art collections in the world.
The museum exhibits works by numerous authors, including Caravaggio, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Canova, Jacques-Louis David, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vincent van Gogh, Diego Velázquez and many others.
One of the most important museums in the world could not fail to offer a 360 ° virtual tour to admire more than 3 million works of art including paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds.