Best Virtual Museums & Fashion Exhibitions To Visit From Your Sofa

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The Covid-19 Pandemic has forced everyone to stay at home on lockdown. However, a few museums and designers have taken this opportunity to showcase their work in a non-traditional way – through Virtual Tours!

These tours allows anyone and everyone to have the opportunity to witness art and culture through the comfort of sitting at home. All you need is an electronic device and a wifi connection and you’re good to go!

TFE Edit has selected 6 of the most fascinating Virtual Tours that you can be a part of!

1. Musée Du Louvre: The home of the Mona Lisa is an attraction beloved and visited by millions of tourists each year. This museum needs no introduction. The Louvre has crafted a selection of virtual tours based on its distinguished permanent collections; from the Egyptian antiquities to the decorative arts of the Galerie d’Apollon, the selection of digital offerings is vast. The tour itself is easy to navigate, with map views and detailed descriptions.

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2. Dior’s “Designer of Dreams”: The major fashion house has released a virtual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs will showcase a virtual tour of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a recent exhibition about the brand’s history, on its YouTube and Instagram channels.

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3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Located in the heart of New York City on Fifth Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is one of the largest art museums in the world and a must see when you come to the Big Apple. Opened in 1872, the museum houses more than 2 million works of art from around the world. The Met hs released award-winning series of six short videos which invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met’s art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum’s iconic spaces as never before.

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4. Musée d’Orsay: The historic Musée d’Orsay was installed in the former Orsay railway station, and originally built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Currently it displays collections of stunning Belle Époque art from the period of 1848 to 1914. The virtual tour allows you to take a promenade through the museum’s opulent hallways where you can see works from some of the most distinguished French artists, including Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

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5. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of the world’s largest museums of decorative arts and design. It has videos on its website of its famous galleries showcasing works from the medieval & renaissance period. One of its curators has taken to social media to offer virtual tours of the V&A’s theatre and performance collection.

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6. Van Gogh Museum: Van Gogh’s art career lasted for only 10 years, and the museum provides a fascinating account (through his work, letters, and other material) of how a talented but unremarkable painter made the conceptual breakthrough for which he is now known the world over. The museum is closed due to the pandemic, but anyone with an internet connection can experience the collection at home thanks to the museum’s dedication to accessibility. The museum has also digitized and put online hundreds of the artist’s paintings, sketches, and letters. The high resolution scans allow you to see details that you probably couldn’t in person. The museum’s website offers a number of other ways to engage with van Gogh’s art, including coloring activities and lessons for children.

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