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      Judi Lynn
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      Museums are closing their doors amid the coronavirus crisis, but many offer digital exhibitions visitors can browse from the comfort of home

      MITHSONIANMAG.COM | March 20, 2020, 7 a.m.

      Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, museums and cultural institutions across the globe are closing their doors to the public. But while visitors can no longer roam the halls of these institutions, virtual tools and online experiences mean anyone with an internet connection can browse world-class collections from home.

      The Smithsonian Institution, of course, has its own array of virtual tours, experiences and educational resources. Among the other experiences on offer: Scroll through an extensive trove of 3-D photographs from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, explore online exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum in Virginia, or admire artistic masterpieces from the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Spain. Additionally, around 2,500 museums and galleries, including the Uffizi Galleries in Florence and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, are offering virtual tours and presenting online collections via the Google Arts and Culture portal.

      For those in search of armchair travel inspiration, Smithsonian magazine has compiled a list of ten museums that have found new ways to fulfill their critical mission of cultivating creativity and spreading knowledge.

      The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

      The museum is one of Madrid’s “Big Three” cultural institutions. (Kyle Magnuson via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 2.0)
      Home to the world’s second largest private collection of art, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza owns masterpieces by giants of virtually every art movement—to name just a few, Jan van Eyck, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso and Dalí. To spotlight these artistic treasures, the Madrid museum offers an array of multimedia resources. Users can take a virtual tour of the entire building (or a thematic tour covering such topics as food, sustainability, fashion and even “inclusive love”); browse current and closed exhibits; and watch behind-the-scenes videos featuring interviews, lectures and technical studies.


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      A great diversion.

      You’re the best @judilynn

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      Judi Lynn
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      I went to get a link for it, saw there are several available, can’t remember which one I saw. Here’s one of them:


      So much to learn, so little time!

      Thanks for your post! Be safe.

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      Thanks again Judi.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

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