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Art isn’t cancelled!-Free online museum tours

Art isn’t cancelled!-Free online museum tours

Hopefully by now, most of you have made the responsible decision to #stayathome, have made your peace with the fact that life is going to be very different for a while, and have figured out ways to cope with the challenges posed by isolation.

In this digital age, there are many ways to relax and have fun online. The many forms of art, for instance. Everyone loves art. You don’t have to understand it to enjoy it, and that’s the beauty of art as a concept.

Many art galleries and museums offer digital tours and the opportunity to view their collections online, regardless of where you are cooped up. While you won’t be walking under the majestic arches of any gorgeous museum buildings for a while, you can still enjoy some of the world’s most glorious pieces that soothe the soul and please the eyes, and all from the comfort of your own home.

Here are a few that are definitely worth a look:

The Belvedere – Vienna

The Belvedere is not only a beautiful baroque palace but is also home to the most valuable art collection in Austria. You can find here – among many others – the main works of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. As a fan of Klimt, I was happy to explore what Belvedere has to offer.


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Belvedere Museum (@belvederemuseum) által megosztott bejegyzés,

Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Carnegie Museum of Arts not only offers a giant collection of visual art (89,982 works) to be viewed online, but they also keep audiences engaged and inspired with posts about art every single day.

You can sign up for the newsletter so you won’t miss out: or just browse the immense collection:


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Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh. No surprises there then. They – as most museums – have closed their doors to the public for now, but what they offer for self-isolated art lovers is truly unique. From downloadable colouring pages, through to school lessons, stories, videos, movie recommendations, to an app that reveals what the naked eye cannot see. They definitely made sure we won’t be missing our daily dose of Vincent.


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Van Gogh Museum (@vangoghmuseum) által megosztott bejegyzés,

Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam

After so much artsy talk, you surely miss the real thing. The velvet carpets and the hushed tones? Well, the Rijksmuseum is giving us the next best thing. You can actually click through some parts of the museum and look at some of the masterpieces of Holland’s Golden Age. Each stop has an audio guide as well.


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Rijksmuseum (@rijksmuseum) által megosztott bejegyzés,

Drum Museum – Cegléd

This is definitely a niche museum and uniquely Hungarian. Cegléd’s Drum Museum tracks the development of percussion instruments through the history of classical, jazz and popular music from 1900 to the present day. While a personal visit will allow you to see and hear these gorgeous instruments, the website currently presents photographs of the most beautiful items from their collection:


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Ceglédi Dobmúzeum (@drummuseum) által megosztott bejegyzés,

I could go on and on. so instead of my dragging this post out, I highly recommend that you google your favourite artist, museum or gallery and use your screen time for something truly valuable.

Enjoy the art that is available to you, get inspired and lest you forgot, stay at home!

By Andi Tamás

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