If you want to spend some pleasant time with your children during this particular time, know that there are plenty of activities to do. One of these is certainly the virtual visit of the most beautiful museums in the world, which preserve unique works of art. Here is a list of splendid Italian and non-Italian museums to explore with the little ones, through virtual tours and social channels.
The most beautiful museums to visit online
This historical phase, during which we must responsibly stay at home as much as possible pending a decrease in infections caused by the Coronavirus, is unusual for everyone and very difficult. All Italian families have had to give up the daily routine and rooted habits, changing their days, which take place mainly at home.
But, of course, hoping that the situation can improve soon and that we can return to normal, it is also possible to highlight some positive aspects of this very dark period. In these days, in fact, it is possible to rediscover a different time with children, certainly slower, and get in tune with them, playing with them and helping them to learn more and discover more, perhaps about the world of art and culture.
Never before has technology come to meet people and many museums, since the quarantine began, they have made available beautiful virtual tours and workshops. We have selected for you a series of museums to explore online with children.
A fixed reference, to stay updated on the virtual initiatives of museums in this period, is the website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage: here all the Italian companies add their proposals. There are many and various ways to stay in “virtual” contact with museums and cultural institutions: you can browse their websites or their social media pages, such as Facebook or YouTube, for example. Here is one list of splendid Italian and non-Italian museums to explore with the little ones, through virtual tours and social channels.
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1. Vatican Museums (Rome)
The Vatican museums offer splendid virtual tours, including that of the fascinating Sistine Chapel.
2. Brera Art Gallery (Milan)
Even the Pinacoteca di Brera has taken steps to show everyone the wonderful works exhibited through virtual tours.
3. Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
The Uffizi Gallery offers virtual exhibitions with masterpieces on display and rooms set up to perfection.
4. Florentine Civic Museums (Florence)
The Florentine Civic Museums adhere to the #museichiusimuseiaperti campaign, telling via video, every day, through works of art, stories and characters.
5. Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice)
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice) launched a “Kids Day” on Facebook and Instagram every Sunday to learn how to draw a work of art from the collection. The museum also publishes many posts with presentations of works of art.
6. Museums of the Genus Bononiae (Bologna)
The museums of Genus Bononiae (Bologna) have instead launched the #laculturachefabene campaign for the exhibition “The rediscovery of a masterpiece”, the proceeds of which will go to the Sant’Orsola hospital to deal with the Coronavirus emergency.
7. Egyptian Museum (Turin)
The Egyptian Museum (Turin) has organized the “director’s walks” on the YouTube channel. It is a guide to discovering the beauties of the museum’s collection.
8. “Leonardo da Vinci” Science and Technology Museum (Milan)
This beautiful museum organizes a column on social media every day, through the #storieaportechiuse campaign.
9. National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia (Rome)
This museum has a large space on the website for children: you can discover the ancient Etruscan alphabet, choose a drawing of an ancient hero and color it and much more!
10. Archaeological site of Pompeii (Naples)
It is possible to discover many archaeological finds, virtual reconstructions and various …