Lots of museums and theatres are offering free, virtual tours and performances. Here's a collection of links, for all your quarantine needs 😄
(As translated from an email my mom got from a friend, with my own commentary lololol.)
Virtual tour of the museum! Warning: website is fucking slow for me - I think half of Russia is bored and has the same idea rn 😂
THE HERMITAGE as a 5 hour YT video slowly showing off the various exhibits. (W/some kinda intense music as background lol.)
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA:
Offering free livestreams of various operas every few days. Warning: website is under a lot of stress from all the interested people! Maybe try the app instead.
Offering free daily(!!) livestreams till April 2nd, 19.00 Vienna time. Here's the link to the schedule, which links you to the website too.
Offering free daily(!!) videos till April 19th. Different opera available every 24 hours. Germany website only, but just scroll down to ZUM VIDEO to get the Vimeo link. :)
[For Russian speakers only]
Online courses, podcasts, etc currently for free with the promo code КАРАНТИН (yes, you guessed it, it's Russian for "QUARANTINE" lol)
ARTS AND CULTURE GOOGLE:
You could spend your whole quarantine just on this website tbh. Lots and lots of things, including "google street views" of museums and historical sites. Holy shit, how have I never heard of this before!
THE UFFIZI GALLERIES:
Digital archives of the collection in the Uffizi Galleries (so not a "tour", but searchable and zoom-in-able art collection).
THE BRITISH NATIONAL MUSEUM:
Absolutely *huge* online collection to explore: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection
And some accompanying youtube videos (including how to play the royal game of Ur, if you're over Monopoly): https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum …
MUSEO DEL PRADO:
Similar to the Uffizi Galleries, exploring the collection.
VATICAN MUSEUM & SISTINE CHAPEL:
Require Flash lol.
Also offers a! lot! Audio guides, virtual tours, you name it!
MoMA (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK):
THE DALÍ MUSEUMS:
Virtual tour... requires flash.
Short videos of space stuff!
Really detailed online exhibits, e.g. in the form of photo plus text from museum placard.
That's it for now, add your own and maybe I'll add more too as I find them :) Stay safe everyone!
One more, for German speakers:
Starting from tomorrow (19.3.) they will be putting up videos of their theatre performances for 24 hours, a new one every day.
For people in France only:
OPÉRA DE PARIS
Some opera and ballet performances are/will be put up on their website! Unfortunately, seems to be geoblocked for the rest of us.
Currently offers promo code for free access to 600(!!) videos of past performances. Also bonus videos of documentaries etc. Code redeemable till 31st March, access granted for 30 days.
Not the theatre or museums but I'm excited about it:
Free audiobooks, primarily for children and teenagers - but also includes a small collection of classics! No need to register or download, just listen on the website.
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