These days, you can take a virtual tour of paintings at the MoMA, Met, Uffizi Gallery, Hermitage, Rijksmuseum, and National Gallery and other major museums, thanks to Google’s Art Project. And don’t forget the Sistine Chapel and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Now let’s add one more to the list — a panoramic virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You can visit the whole museum on your own, walking from room to room, checking out fossils of countless dinosaurs, specimens of early sea life, exhibits on the ice age, and much more. Begin the general tour here, or find a more targeted area of interest here.
Note: the tour requires Adobe Flash Player, version 9.0.28 or later.
There is also a virtual tour of Capitolini Museums in Rome here: http://tourvirtuale.museicapitolini.org/#en
Quite impressive too.
Please see the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History at https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour. Loren Ybarrando did this tour for the Smithsonian. Loren is an engineer/programmer turned photographer who exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Show in 2020. You can see more of Loren Ybarrando’s virtual tours at http://www.visualconstruction.com/. Loren has tours of the United States Supreme Court, the Women’s Memorial at Arlington Cemetery, the US Air Force Museum, and deep see imagery from Curacao! This is some exciting work using new technology that I thought you might find interesting.