An endless tour of the Louvre
The Louvre, one of the world’s most visited museums, is a cultural center in Paris established on a total of 73,000 square meters and exhibiting more than 350,000 valuable works. You would have to visit the museum for an average of 73 days to see everything in it! The Louvre has created virtual tours so you can visit the museum from your home: just click the Louvre Online Tours page.
Explore the world at the British Museum
The British Museum, established in 1759 with the slogan “For all curious and hard-working people”, offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about historical artifacts, including special exhibitions of ancient cultures in the Enlightenment section, where important works from the Age of Enlightenment are exhibited. The Museum has organized excellent online visits to its collections. You can visit the museum through the Google Street View application or click the British Museum Virtual Galeries page.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
As the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, has displayed valuable art and cultural works from all over the globe since 1870. The Museum, which welcomes art lovers to a wide spectrum of exhibits ranging from ancient works to contemporary art, also provides virtual tour opportunities with The Met 360° Project page, created by Nina Diamond, the Museum’s Digital Department Managing Editor and Producer.
NASA, for anyone curious about what lies beyond our own earth…
If you’re curious about space research, NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States – offers infinite discovery. Fascinating images from state-of-the-art telescopes, the rockets used in research, and information about astronauts, among the most intrepid explorers of our time… All this and more, on your screens, with the NASA at home application.
Take a closer look at the Renaissance in the Vatican Museums
The Renaissance Era is considered a period in which the star of human civilization was particularly bright. In Vatican City, the Vatican Museums, where the works of geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello Sanzio are exhibited, have provided digital access to their collections via virtual tours. If you want to spend a day filled with culture at home, you can take a virtual tour at the Vatican Museums and marvel at the creations of these groundbreaking artists.
The Guggenheim, for contemporary art
The Guggenheim Museum, with its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright-designed flagship in New York City, also has branches in Bilbao, Abu Dhabi and Venice. The Museum is renowned for its collections, which focus on contemporary art, and its Guggenheim Instagram page showcases various highlights and history. In addition, the Museum offers digital content to modern art enthusiasts via its At Large page, featuring virtual tours.
A virtual stop on the journey to tranquility: the Jerusalem Islamic Museum
The Islamic Museum in Jerusalem offers an extensive collection focused on Islamic history. The Museum continues to work and develop its virtual tours page, accessible via its website. View possible to see photos of some of the works here and examine them in three dimensions here.
The National Women’s History Museum and the Women’s Museum Istanbul
These two important museums, one based in Washington DC and one in Istanbul, maintain a virtual presence only at this time. The National Women’s History Museum examines women and their roles in the world’s history, offering exhibits and information on explorers, inventors, artists and scientists. The Museum offers virtual tours and immortalizes via online presentations the moments that American women have made history. You can access these exhibitions with the online Exhibits page.
For detailed information on the Turkish women who have made history, the Istanbul Women’s Museum, established in 2012, features fascinating virtual exhibitions.
The Göbeklitepe excavations are rewriting history
The discovery of Göbeklitepe revolutionized the history of archeology, transmitting mysterious messages from hunter-gatherer times that remain unsolved. Created between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago, the huge stone columns with carved figures are still subjects of controversy in the world of history. The Göbeklitepe Virtual Museum, accessible through the works of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Art, makes it possible to explore this compelling site in three dimensions from a distance.
The Istanbul Toy Museum for children and children at heart
The Toy Museum, the gift of Sunay Akın to Istanbul and the children of the world, is an excellent place to explore toys of the world from past to present. During this period when we are staying at home, you can visit the Museum via the 360° Tour and enjoy a nostalgic peek into the childhoods of the past.
The Zeugma Mosaic Museum, an homage to beauty
The stunning Zeugma mosaics, discovered near the Euphrates River, brought the artistry of Roman era craftsmanship to the present. You can view the mosaics, which reflect the splendor of the ancient city, via the official site of Zeugma and explore the ancient city Zeugma with a three-dimensional virtual tour.
The Hagia Sophia, an icon of Istanbul’s silhouette
Built in AD 537, the magnificent Hagia Sophia has served as a grand cathedral and as an imperial mosque. Now a museum, the Hagia Sophia is at the top of the list of places to visit in Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia, which hosts thousands of people every day, is closed to the public while we practice social distancing, but you can still visit it in 3D. Just check out the Hagia Sophia Museum Virtual Tour page.
A legacy of Tsarist Russia, the Hermitage Museum
The monumental Hermitage Museum, holding more than three million works of art, is one of the most popular attractions in St. Petersburg, Russia. Set in the Baroque-style palace commissioned by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna in 1754, the Hermitage is considered among the world’s greatest museums.
While a visit to St. Petersburg may not be possible at the moment, you can get a taste of the Museum’s magnificent collection in 3D with a virtual tour via the Hermitage Museum Virtual Visit page.