VIRTUAL ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

You may not be able to visit your favourite art gallery or museum in person right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what’s inside. In fact many galleries and museums around the world are opening their virtual doors for your enjoyment.

Art Galleries

Now you can visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art without hopping on a plane! With detailed images and descriptions of each exhibit, this online tour is a feast for the eyes.

www.tamuseum.org.il/en/event/explore-exhibitions-online/

No one does art quite like the Dutch masters, which is why The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has introduced a range of online tours, showcasing their world famous collections.

www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio?ii=3&p=2&from=2020-05-18T14%3A38%3A29.5900483Z

Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes at London’s National Gallery with this exclusive collection of staff interviews, art restoration projects and more!

www.nationalgallery.org.uk/behind-the-scenes

On The Tate website, home to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern galleries in London, as well as Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, you can explore over 78,000 works of art from all four galleries.

www.tate.org.uk 

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, wants to continue to provide access to the arts and learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out their digital digest to find out what’s available.

www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2020/digital-digest to access.

Museums

The seldom-seen side of World War Two has been captured in a collection of images displayed at London’s Imperial War Museum. Photos include Venus, the bulldog mascot of the destroyer HMS Vansittart, and the unusual overshoes worn by members of the Special Operations Executive. 

www.iwm.org.uk/history/unbelievable-images-from-weird-war-two

Perfect for anybody with a passion for submarines, this online exhibition explores the life of The USS Cod, a Gato-class sub, commissioned in 1943. Deployed in World War II, the USS Cod also participated in training exercises during the Cold War. Today it enjoys a more sedentary life as a museum ship.

https://joyofmuseums.com/museums/united-states-of-america/cleveland-museums/uss-cod/

The Jewish Museum of London has launched a small selection of virtual tours including one exploring Britain’s Jewish History, as well as a general guided tour around the museum itself. Check in regularly to find out what’s on.

https://jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on-virtual-tours/

Jerusalem’s world famous Yad Vashem, also known as The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, has a host of online material for you to explore, including a series of digital collections and special exhibitions.

www.yadvashem.org/collections.html

Art Talks

For those of you who want to learn a bit more about artists and the world of art, we’ve collated a fantastic collection of art talks for you to enjoy—from art collectors to art dealers and more.

In May 2018, Christie's New York hosted the “auction of the century”, selling David and Peggy Rockefeller's extensive art collection, raising a record-breaking $832 million—the highest total ever for any single auction and the most significant charitable auction in history. In this video, David Rockefeller and his wife, Susan, lift the lid on their family’s philanthropy.

https://talksat.withgoogle.com/talk/art-and-philanthropy

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world for contemporary art is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. Here, Michael Shnayerson and mega-dealer, Marc Glimcher of Pace, discuss the meteoric rise of contemporary art.

https://talksat.withgoogle.com/talk/boom-mad-money-mega-dealers-and-the-rise-of-contemporary-art

 The Royal College of Art website has collated a series of talks given over the last few years. Subjects covered range from architecture to women artists. Enjoy!
Click: https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/rca-talks/

Get a different perspective with US-based art critic Edward Goldman, who reveals a wealth of interesting facts about museums around the world.
Click: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/art-talk 

There’s something for every art lover in The National Gallery’s top 100 podcast collection. These audio gems cover a range of fantastic subjects, from Rembrandt’s late works to Greek mythology and flamboyant fashion tips for the well-dressed mercenary!
Click: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/podcast/podcasts 

These podcasts from the Tate Gallery include talks on how London has inspired French artists, and the art of love. Enjoy!
Click: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/podcast

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