With increased limited access to the outside world, comes ever more unlimited access to the online world. Now, many museums are opening their virtual doors and granting all of us access to their exclusive exhibitions, perfect for an afternoon of culture and inspiration. Here are four of the best.
The V&A holds five thousand years’ worth of the world’s leading art and design collections. Their online exhibit takes spectators through the history of clothing design around the world. Unveiling collections from the likes of Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Indian textiles and the politics of fashion for us to be able to view from our humble abodes.
The Louvre, Paris
Take a look at one of Paris’s most iconic landmarks and one of the world’s largest art museums from your computer screen. The Louvre’s spectacularly, immersive online showcase offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits. You can take a 360-degree look around the museum and click on rare artefacts on the way to learn more.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
New York’s most cultured tourist attraction takes its 2 million works of fine art online for the world to see. Their website includes online collections and virtual tours of some of their most spectacular pieces, featuring works from Jackson Pollock, Giotto di Bondone and Vincent van Gogh.
The recently unveiled Frida Kahlo exhibition combines the collections of 33 museums around the world to create a complete Frida Kahlo showcase. Here, you can view Frida Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits and delve deeper into her life through personal drawings, letters and even 360 tours of The Blue House. Also, you can learn more about how being house bound sparked her artistic creations for the first time!