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Free museums, shows and places on the Internet: great ways to have fun and learn while staying at home.

Free museums, shows and places on the Internet: great ways to have fun and learn while staying at home.
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Everyone is in the same boat all around the world; Isolation, quarantine, confinement.

And since the prognoses about a return to normal are not very enthusiastic, we may have to find ourselves things to do indoors for a long time.

Parents are starting to worry about closed schools and daycares and are wondering how to stimulate their little ones brains without the help of teachers and educators. 

To have fun and not forget the beauties of the world, one can turn to works of art and literature. This is how many museums, libraries and others make virtual ways available to Internet users to contemplate their works on display or read novels. 

Here are some interesting links that you can consult, solo or with children to cultivate them differently!

Museums to visit virtually:

1. The Guggenheim, New York

You can visit the collection of the Guggenheim Museum via Google Street View, which allows you to "walk" through the corridors of this architectural wonder. When you approach a specific artwork, Google provides details about it.

Photo : Google Maps

2. The Musée D'Orsay, Paris

Google Street View can also take you inside the very famous Musée d'Orsay in Paris. These places are home to many well-known artworks, including the famous self-portrait by Van Gogh.

Photo : Google Maps

3. The  Boboli Gardens, Florence

Even if you can't travel to Italy right now, you can virtually visit the Boboli Gardens, which are part of the Pitti Palace, in Florence. 

4. The Museu de Arte de São Paulo

The Museu de Arte in São Paulo, Brazil is home to incredible works of art. But what really sets it apart from other art museums is the way the pieces are presented; mounted with concrete blocks and glass, like they float in the air!

5. The Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago is a very popular museum. In this virtual tour, you will find a huge collection including pieces by Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cézanne.

6. The Palais de Versailles in France

To stop looking at the boring walls of your home, go for a virtual walk in Versailles!

7. The Tokyo National Museum, Japan

The Tokyo National Museum in Japan presents art and antiques from the history of Japan, as well as the surrounding Asian countries. In this virtual tour, you can see all kinds of historical artifacts.

Famous places around the world:

1. The Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru 

2. Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico

3.National Palace of Sintra, Portugal

4. Galerie Uffizi, Florence, Italy

This place has the art collection of the Medici family and present famous pieces such as the Birth of Venus by Botticelli or the Medusa of Caravaggio. Exciting!

5. Le Louvre, Paris, France

This famous museum offers, among other things, the opportunity to stroll amidst Egyptian or medieval collections.

Shows to see from home:

Many classic shows are also available for free on the Web, via streams, live shows and broadcasts. 

Here are some examples:

1. The Berlin Philharmonic has its Digital ConcertHall, a platform broadcasting all its performances live and for free, for one month.

2. In Vienna, the Wiener Staatsoper, decided to broadcast a free performance every evening, according to the programming which was to take place in the theaters

3.  L’Opéra de Paris said it had set up "a program of operas and ballets for free streaming on its site, in collaboration with CultureBox".

4. The Metropolitan Opera in New York has also started to rebroadcast productions for free on its site.

Hope this will keep you busy for some time! Don't forget to stay safe. 

Source: BuzzFeed · Photo Credit: Adobe Stock

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