One of the few positive things to come out of the pandemic is that you can now travel to almost any place or event in the world without having to leave your home. The virtual world has grown rapidly during these months of lockdown or social distancing, but this kind of excess can mean that we can get lost in the infinite space of the internet. That’s why prestigious publications like The Guardian and Forbes have made lists of some of the best virtual tours of 2020. We have gone a step further and condensed these into five essential tours that we invite you to experience.
Virtual Design Fest
The cancellation of the most prestigious international design festivals and fairs has resulted in the creation of Virtual Design Fest, which will be frequently refreshed with new projects until July 10. It brings together content from events like Design Indaba, the Stockholm, San Francisco, and Vienna design weeks, the London Festival of Architecture, and The World Around in New York. Just the fact that so many international design standards have agreed to come together means that this festival deserves a visit.
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As part of its takeover of Virtual Design Festival today, @ArkDesc is giving Dezeen readers a guided video tour of its current exhibition exploring the phenomenon of ASMR. Hosted by its curator of contemporary architecture and design James Taylor-Foster and digital communications manager Justina Hüll, the video guides you through the first ever museum exhibition exploring Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, also known as ASMR. Read more at link in profile. Partnership content with @arkdesc. Drawing by Ēter Architects. #virtualdesignfestival #design #exhibitions
The Louvre, a legendary museum
It’s not just the most visited museum on the planet. Its unique building in the heart of Paris received more than 9.6 million visitors last year. Among its most famous pieces is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci, a Renaissance treasure that captures the attention of those that enter the exhibition halls of France’s national museum. The well-known institution has managed to survive the pandemic thanks to their virtual tours that don’t leave anyone feeling indifferent.
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. 🇫🇷 Le musée du Louvre va bientôt rouvrir ses portes ! 🎉 – A partir du lundi 6 juillet, vous pourrez de nouveau déambuler dans les salles du musée et profiter des œuvres bien reposées après ces trois mois et demi de fermeture ! – 😷 Le port du masque sera obligatoire pour les visiteurs et pour le personnel du musée, dans le respect des normes sanitaires. Les œuvres, quant à elles, vous accueilleront à visage découvert ! – 🎟 Rendez-vous en story pour réserver dès maintenant votre billet ! 👆 P-S : Nous avons hâte de vous retrouver ! 🤗 – – – – 🌎 The Louvre will soon reopen its doors! 🎉 – From Monday, July 6, you will be able to stroll again through the museum's rooms and to enjoy the well-rested works of art after these three and a half months of closure! – 😷 Wearing a mask will be compulsory for visitors and museum staff, in compliance with health standards. As for the works of art, they will welcome you with their faces uncovered! – 🎟 Check our stories to book your ticket! 👆 P-S : Can’t wait to see you again! 🤗 – 📷 © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN – Grand Palais / Olivier Ouadah . . . #Louvre #MuséeDuLouvre #LouvreChezVous #MuseumFromHome
Urban art away from the streets thanks to Google
This is one of the most interesting ideas to come from the tech giant. The Google Arts Project: Street Art brings together the best works of urban art in the world thanks to this project that you can visit at the click of a button. But you won’t just be able to see pieces that set the trends in the world of art as if they were only a few metres away. You will also be able to look into the life and artistic trajectory of creators in the same league as Banksy.
The Grand Canyon in Colorado
From asphalt to nature. The Grand Canyon in Colorado is one of the most impressive sights on the planet. It gets it name from the river that runs through it, which is 446km long and has a maximum depth of 1,829 metres. Most of it runs through the state of Arizona and, over time, it has become one of the most visited national parks in the United States. Google is once again bringing the Canyon’s unmatched views to your computer screen, allowing you to ‘walk around’ it as if you were really there.
Disney – the imagination factory
From nature to the fascinating universe created by Walt Disney. At the beginning of March, the North American multinational announced that it would open the doors of its most emblematic parks for virtual 360-degree tours. Since then, the scenery and characters of films that have defined several generations have remained just a click away.