When I first started writing this blog in 2016, the idea that museums would be closed to the public because of a global pandemic had, unsurprisingly, never crossed my mind. Yet here we are. Instead of adding to the list of museums I’ve been to, I’ve spent the past year making ‘to visit’ lists. I am definitely regretting my blasé, ‘I’ll do it later’, pre-pandemic … Continue reading Museum of Portable Sound, Online
This time I have gone all out ‘virtual tour’. I got myself a pair of cardboard virtual tour glasses for my phone from ebay. This set me back less than £4, but I figured it had the potential to get me round a few more of the available 360 degree tours. Continue reading “Virtual Tour of Dulwich Picture Gallery, Online”
There’s two things that it’s worth saying at the start. I’m not a massive Picasso fan and I like an art exhibition, but I find that sometimes they are a bit boring (SORRY). But, I thought I would give the virtual tour of the Royal Academy’s Picasso and Paper exhibition a go. And I’m really glad I did. Continue reading “Virtual visit to Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy, London”
Coffin Works Museum is the restored coffin fitting factory of the Newman Brothers, located in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. I have wanted to visit this museum for ages and though now would be a good time for a virtual visit because Coffin Works is one of the UK museums that is at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Continue reading “Virtual Coffin Works Museum, Online”
In my quest to find virtual museums to visit during the covid-19 lock down in the UK, I rediscovered the Empathy Museum. The Empathy Museum has no dedicated space, but instead tours and has popup events. It consists of a series of participatory art projects, which are dedicated to helping those that engage with it to look at the world through the eyes of others.
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It feels a bit like we are living in an episode of Black Mirror doesn’t it? Like everyone else, I had a lot of plans for this year, but now phrases like “social distancing” and words like “furlough” are the new norm and I am back at home with my parents. The world, which seemed very big, is now the size of our house. Continue reading “Virtual Museum of Broken Relationships, Online”