Sunday, March 22, 2020

Museums and Virtual Tours from Home

Many of us are spending our time at home and not going out to museums or other public places right now because of COVID-19. There are a lot of places available to see by internet.  Do you know of others?  Let us know in the comments.

Would you like to see Buckingham Palace?  Check this out this site.  

Are you interested in miniatures? You can see a video of Queen Mary's doll house at Windsor Castle here

You can see a YouTube Video of the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute in Chicago. 

You can see pictures of the Thorne Miniature Rooms  here

E-31 Japanese Traditional Interior, c. 1937

The North Carolina Museum of Art invites you to explore its collection online - check it out here

From the Modern Gallery

Panama Dancers
Ernst Ludwig Kirchnew (1910-1911)

This virtual museum site was shared with me. There are museums from around the world.  

Here's an example from the British Museum, London


The interlocking design of black crows and white egrets is very unusual, and has no real precedent in Japanese art. However, it does have something in common with the painting of the Rimpa school, and can be placed in the tradition of depicting flocks of birds on Japanese screens, common from the seventeenth century onwards.

The crows' eyes, inlaid with gold lacquer and mother-of pearl, and the conspicuous pinkish bills of the egrets both help us to pick out the birds from the puzzling design.


Sun City Stitcher said...

Thanks for the links. I don't have any, but I know lots of zoos and aquariums here are doing videos.

Hope all is well with you!

Ann said...

What fun! I will check these out.

Jeanie said...

whenever I'm in Chicago, I have to visit the Thorne. I was crushed when Queen Mary's Doll House was closed when we were in England/Windsor, so thanks for the link on this one!

diamondc said...

Pamela: Thank-you for the links.
Stay healthy.

jacaranda said...

Thank you, please take care.

Julie said...

Technology will be the saving of us all and keep us mentally grounded.
Thank you for the links.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have been sending links to my granddaughter in law to share with my 7 year old great grand. He has been enjoying them as he excitedly told me on Face Time.
xx, Carol

Stay Well

Leonore Winterer said...

That's really cool! Thanks for sharing all these links. Thanks to the internet, I think we don't have to feel all that bored and isolated nowadays.