MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Online access to museums and galleries has increased recently so people can cope with the quarantine at home. Google Arts & Culture is hopping on the bandwagon, allowing users to take digital tours via virtual and augmented realities and 360-degree views of some of the world’s beautiful destinations and interesting cultures.
Indonesia makes the must-see list, with a Wonders of Indonesia online exhibit, featuring a special 360 tour of the world’s biggest Buddhist temple, Borobudur, and a close look at local handicrafts in Galeri Batik.
Google Arts & Culture has also curated stories of European countries like Italy and France.
Viewers can take a grand tour of Italy and discover how much it has changed over time, enjoying 360-degree VR video of the Roman Amphiteather and a Street View tour along the waters of The Grand Canal, or more of France’s natural and cultural wonders, getting an up-close view of the Eiffel Tower and enjoying the view at the snowy peak of Mont Blanc.
Keeping the spirit of World Museum Day alive, viewers can also learn about the events that transpired during one of the dark days in history with a tour of Anne Frank’s Family Home.
Literary fans can also learn more about the life of famous authors, Virginia Woolf and the Brontë Sisters, as Google Arts & Culture has prepared online exhibits that take them into their childhood and bring them to the places that inspired their famous works.
Musical and orchestra fans can enjoy a good time on Google Arts & Culture as some opera houses are available on the website for virtual tours. From the Australia’s renowned performing arts theatre The Sydney Opera House, to New York’s finest concert venue Carnegie Hall and Italy’s largest opera house Teatro Massimo of Palermo.
Google Arts & Culture aims to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online. All content is accessible for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. These digital exhibits are brought to life with partnerships with cultural institutions, museums, and artists.
Discover more exhibits from around the globe at https://artsandculture.google.com