Coronavirus Quarantine: Visit these famous museums and galleries online
Quarantining can be tough but it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the world’s museums and art galleries - Photo: Taken from the Natural History Museum 

Coronavirus Quarantine: Visit these famous museums and galleries online

25/03/2020
13:40
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
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At these virtual museums, you will learn all about dinosaurs, art, the universe, and different cultures 

Now that the COVID-19 epidemic is affecting Mexico and several other countries, governments are implementing strict measures such as quarantining, social distancing, closing museums, parks, nightclubs, and several other public places. 

Now that a lot of people are staying home, either working or homeschooling their children, or both, EL UNIVERSAL in English will be sharing a list of things you can do while you stay at home. 

We’ve already suggested watching the opera for free and learning to cook with chefs such as Massimo Bottura, so now we suggest you check out some museums!

1. Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum

The museum was inaugurated in 1964 and is home to some of the most valuable archeological collections in the world. You can learn all about Mexico before colonialism through a virtual tour of Mexico’s biggest museum

2. The Louvre

The iconic French museum is home is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. Through virtual tours and galleries, you will be able to admire famous paintings, sculptures, Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiques

3. The National Gallery, London

The gallery was founded in 1824 and is home to 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The National Gallery offers several virtual tours, where you can admire the masterpieces created by some of the most talented artists in the world. 

4. The Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most talented and influential artists in history, This museum is dedicated to his paintings, drawings, letters, and life.

5. Natural History Museum

This English museum is home to 80 million specimens spanning billions of years. If often present incredible exhibitions. Through its website, you can learn all about wildlife, dinosaurs, the universe, and science in general. 

6. The Rijksmuseum 

The Rijksmuseum is a national museum located in The Netherlands. It is dedicated to arts and history. Through its website, you can learn about famous Dutch artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, sculptures, and many other antiques.

7. MOMA

The Modern Museum of Art, located in New York, is home to one of the most valuable art collections in the world.  You can explore its collection and learn more about contemporary art, fashion, and design through its free courses. 

8. The British Museum 

The British Museum has around 8 million objects in its collection and you can admire half of them through its database. 

The collections available explore themes such as desire, love, identity and death and memory, as well as objects from the Americas, China, and Africa.

9. Guggenheim Museums

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art. Its online collection offers a glimpse into 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists. 

10. Musée d'Orsay

This museum holds French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh

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