Virtual Tour of Museums Around the World

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To discover, in the words of art historian Andre Malraux, a”museum without walls from New York to Seoul, Paris to Moscow, Amsterdam into Buenos Aires, where you can explore innumerable paintings, sculptures, photography, decorative arts, as well as other media directed by art experts.

For today art museums, from the oldest institutions to 21st century art collections, are increasingly investing their time and creativity in creating sites for virtual people like you.

Here’s a overview of the wide range of art museum sites that are available to you.

The Google Art Project

The Google Art Project was providing access online to art museums throughout the world, expanding sites. The Art Gallery of South Australia, Istanbul Museum of Art, and the Phillips Collection are just a few of the newest additions.

Super museum websites often offer extensive online collections with vibrant images and detailed descriptions. Recent exhibitions are also emphasized with information on past and upcoming shows.

Additionally, interactive and educational opportunities are available with special features like videos, podcasts, blogs, social networking, and virtual tours. Google list of most visited art museums in the world to find more super museums.

Van Gogh Museum

Are you a fan of Van Gogh? The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the most significant collection of his works on the planet. Its website is a great resource for Van Gogh’s paintings, drawings, and letters in addition to providing a chronicle of the major periods of his profession. Or you might check out the sites of other museums dedicated to one artist such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Edvard Munch, Auguste Rodin, Marc Chagall, and Norman Rockwell.

Impressionist Treasures

The Musee d’Orsay, located in a remodeled Beaux Arts train station in Paris, is THE memorial for Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, unrivaled in the number and caliber of its functions. Its unique website showcases over 800 masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, plus a long list of other leading artists of the period.

The Guru of Italy

Florence was one of the birthplaces of the Renaissance and its Uffizi Gallery holds the most complete selection of this artistic movement. And you are able to browse through virtually every gallery on the Google Art Project.

Have a look at the New York, Venice and Bilbao Guggenheim museum sites; every one provides an overview of its collection plus images of this distinctive structure of its construction. 

Except for Antarctica, art museums are present on every continent in the Museum of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia to the Sao Paulo Museum of Art from Brazil into the National Palace Museum in Taiwan into the Iziko South African National Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

All the art museums above have websites and are members of the Google Art Project.