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Four of the Best Museums You Can Visit Virtually

9th July 2021

Four of the Best Museums You Can Visit Virtually

Museums are a stronghold of knowledge about history, art, culture and so much more. That’s exactly why they’re visited by billions of people across the globe each year. However, not all museums require visitors to be there in person.

By creating virtual experiences, museums have been able to widen their reach – without any geographical limitations to who they can attract. That trend has become even more prominent since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced many museums to close their doors (physically, at least.)

In this post, we’ll look at four museums across the globe that you can visit virtually – and how digital asset management makes it possible.

Four of the Best Museums You Can Visit Virtually

The British Museum, London

The British Museum features historical artefacts and cultural relics that date back over the past two million years. It’s the world’s oldest national public museum, which was founded quite some time ago itself – way back in the 1750s.

Its online virtual tour is powered by Google, allowing you to navigate through countless exhibitions and artefacts by scrolling through a timeline. Each item is complete with text descriptions, audio accompaniments, location data and related objects which you can view.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Moving across the pond, the Guggenheim is one of the world’s most iconic art museums. That’s not just because of the art it houses. The building itself is the masterpiece of Frank Lloyd Wright, featuring unique architecture from its inverted-ziggurat design on the outside to its internal spiral ramp.

Using Google’s Street View, users can now navigate the famous spiral ramp themselves from the comfort of their home. Take steps by clicking spots on the floor, then view each installation as though you were actually in the Big Apple.

MASP, São Paulo

Travelling almost 5,000 miles south, the Musea de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) is the first modern museum in Brazil. The museum itself uses clear Perspex frames to create the impression that artworks are hovering in mid-air. You can enjoy that impression, and the array of art itself, on a virtual tour using Google’s Arts and Culture App..

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Finally, over to the east. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul comprises six floors of contemporary art from across the world. Thanks to a virtual tour via Google, you can access all six of those floors and the exhibitions that inhabit them.

Travel the world with digital asset management

While Street View and similar technology can enable you to navigate through museums across the globe, some of the best online exhibitions are powered by digital asset management. The innovative software allows museums to create online libraries of images, videos and other information – which can all be made easily accessible to users around the world.

iBase has already helped a number of organisations with their online libraries and digital collections – including Tate Britain, London Metropolitan Archives, Edinburgh City Libraries, and the Science Museum Group.

If you would like more information on how our software can help your organisation, we’d love to talk you through the features and benefits with a one-to-one demonstration.

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