Cultural Quarantine!

Last Update: April 06, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic museums in the whole world started to close.

Fortunately for art admirers even in self-isolation mode you can "walk" through museum's halls and admire famous masterpieces - the internet makes their collections available.

It's even better - now you can "visit" museums that you probably would never visit in the real life. Besides, you have all the time now to enjoy pieces you like as long as you want.

Lets' start from the far away country...

Have you ever been to Russia? Are you planning to go there? Do you know that there are a lot of world's famous museums there? If the answers are "NO", let's start ... Enjoy!...

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums.
With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures.
One estimate has it that you would need eleven years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute. So, many visitors prefer to organize a guided tour to ensure they have time to catch all the collection's highlights.

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg is the world’s greatest museum of Russian art. It was established by the Emperor Nicolas II in 1895 and solemnly open to the public on March 19, 1898. The collection includes over 400 thousand exhibits and covers all historical period and tendencies of Russian art within over 1000 years – from the 10th to the 21st centuries. The greatest part of the collection is situated in Mikhailovsky Palace. On the first floor you will see the exposition of Russian folk art (17th-21st centuries), a great collection of paintings and sculptures of the 19 century.

The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The famous State Tretyakov Gallery is one of the world’s most well-known art museums in Moscow. This cultural highlight of Moscow hosts a unique collection of Russian art and possesses masterpieces of a period of a 1000 years. The gallery was found by the Moscow merchant Pavel Tretyakov, who presented his already famous collection to the Russian nation in 1892. The facade of the building was designed by the famous Viktor Vasnetsov in a unique Russian fairy-tale style. Nowadays, the collection consists of more than 150,000 exhibits.

If you enjoyed these tours, next time we will travel somewhere else. Let's call these series CULTURAL QUARANTINE !

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Nice post.
kerrylee58 Premium
I never realized you could do a virtual tour of a museum, very informative and different. Are you an art lover? Is this your niche? If I buy something at the SHOP at St Petersburg Museum when I follow the link, do you get credit?

Have a great day!
Kerry Lee
jmg52 Premium
Thanks for the interest - you can not only visit museums, but also attend concerts, theaters, etc. I was going to create a series, but the first one did get much interest here. This is not my niche and I will not get credit, but this should not stop you from buying there.
Have fun,
WilsonP Premium
Very interesting post, Jane. Thanks for sharing.

MariaDale Premium
Thank you for sharing this, I will be taking my daughters through a virtual tour later this week. I think they will enjoy that!
jmg52 Premium
Hope you all will like the tours
MariaDale Premium
They are actually excited about this, we'll be enjoying it this weekend, once I can setup my tower to work on my TV. Again, thanks for sharing!!
JeffreyBrown Premium
This is pretty awesome, Jean! Thanks for sharing and remain safe!