Top Museums around the world – Part 1 - Orlando / Florida Guide
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The Guggenheim is perhaps more famous for the stunning titanium and steel building within which it’s located. The distinctive structure was designed by Frank Gehry as a tribute to Bilbao’s naval and industrial heritage. However in the absence of visiting this architectural treasure, you can explore its extensive collection of modern art through its interactive tour. Some of the more notable artworks include Untitled by Mark Rothko and Nine Discourses on Commodus by Cy Twombly. Its most iconic piece, Maman by Louise Bourgeois, stands just outside of the museum.
Natural History Museum, London
The Natural History Museum in London is beloved by both tourists and locals. Housing hundreds and thousands of treasures, visitors can wander around its corridors for hours on end and still not see all it has to offer although its doors are now closed, you can enjoy much of what it has to offer in its interactive online guide. See the Emperor penguin eggs brought home by some of the first Antarctic expeditions and see some of the oldest human skeletons ever found in the Darwin Center.
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Here you can find pieces dating back 6, 000 years, the Getty offers one of the most complete collections of artistic treasures in the world. Its most prized pieces, Irises by Vincent Van Gogh and La Promenade by Renoir, both feature on the virtual tour. A museum view is also available on the Google Arts and Culture tool. From there, you can explore the Getty Center’s many outdoor sculptures as well as its Center of Photographs. The latter is widely regarded as the finest collection of photographs in the world, dating from the earliest days of camera technology.
Vatican Museums, Rome
Italy has been struck hardest by the coronavirus and due to its elderly population, Vatican City was quickly locked down. While it remains closed for the foreseeable future, its treasures remain in place. The website offers a virtual tour of its most stunning sites, which allows you to marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling inside the Sistine Chapel. Other marvels to visit include the You Visit tour allows you to wander around the world’s smallest country digitally and even has a tour guide option that offers information on each significant site.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most visited cities and the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited sites within the city. Van Gogh’s story of tragedy and genius resonates with millions of people around the world, many of whom come here to marvel at over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 750 personal letters. The Google Arts & Culture tool now offers access to the entire museum, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of the most treasured artwork in the world.
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