Jenia (Женя)+ Your Authors @schenior Ukrainian-Austrian, Linguistics PhD-In-Progress, I write book reviews at @thefantasyinn. 40% books, 40% politics, 20% bullshit. With linguistics. (she/her) Mar. 18, 2020 2 min read + Your Authors

THREAD:

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.)

THE HERMITAGE:

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 😂

 https://bit.ly/33nCpQg 

THE HERMITAGE as a 5 hour YT video slowly showing off the various exhibits. (W/some kinda intense music as background lol.)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MU73rsL9qE 

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.

 https://bit.ly/2TTSr1f 

VIENNA STAATSOPER:

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.

 https://operawire.com/vienna-state-opera-to-offer-daily-live-streams-from-its-opera-archives 

STAATSOPER BERLIN:

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. :)

 https://www.staatsoper-berlin.de/en/staatsoper/news/unser-taegliches-video-on-demand-programm-kostenlos-fuer-sie.142/ 

[For Russian speakers only]

RADIO ARZAMAS:

Online courses, podcasts, etc currently for free with the promo code КАРАНТИН (yes, you guessed it, it's Russian for "QUARANTINE" lol)

 https://arzamas.academy/promo 

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!

 https://artsandculture.google.com/ 

THE UFFIZI GALLERIES:

Digital archives of the collection in the Uffizi Galleries (so not a "tour", but searchable and zoom-in-able art collection).

 https://www.uffizi.it/en/pages/digital-archives 

THE LOUVRE:

Virtual tours and videos, but requires Flash Player cuz the Louvre is old-fashioned apparently!

 https://bit.ly/2WciGBi 
 https://www.louvre.fr/en/media-en-ligne 

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.

 https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection 

VATICAN MUSEUM & SISTINE CHAPEL:

Require Flash lol.

 http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html 

THE MET:

Also offers a! lot! Audio guides, virtual tours, you name it!

 https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2020/digital-digest 

MoMA (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK):

Like Ufizzi:

 https://www.moma.org/collection/ 

GUGGENHEIM:

Like Ufizzi:

 https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online 

THE DALÍ MUSEUMS:

Virtual tour... requires flash.

 https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/ 

NASA:

Short videos of space stuff!

 https://www.nasa.gov/content/ultra-high-definition-video-gallery 

THE SMITHSONIAN:

Really detailed online exhibits, e.g. in the form of photo plus text from museum placard.

 https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/online 

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:

MÜNCHNER KAMMERSPIELE:

Starting from tomorrow (19.3.) they will be putting up videos of their theatre performances for 24 hours, a new one every day.

 https://www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de/ 

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.

 https://www.operadeparis.fr/magazine/ 

BERLIN PHILHARMONIKER:

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.

 https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall/ 

Not the theatre or museums but I'm excited about it:

AUDIBLE STORIES:

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.

 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 


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