Art dealers, curators and enthusiasts around the world have been dismayed by the impact of the coronavirus on the art world, with many fairs rescheduling their dates and galleries temporarily closing in light of health and safety concerns. Although this is a time for putting the health of our community above all else, it does not mean that we cannot still view and enjoy our favourite art pieces... from the comfort of our own homes!
The vast online collections and virtual galleries listed below await your visit:
Pinacoteca di Brera - Milan Galleria degli Uffizi - Florence Musei Vaticani - Rome Museo Archeologico - Athens Prado - Madrid Louvre - Paris British Museum - London National Gallery - London Tate - London Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam Metropolitan Museum - New York The MoMA - New York Hermitage - Saint Petersburg National Gallery of art - Washington The Getty - Los Angeles Guggenheim David Zwirner
If you would prefer a one-stop-shop viewing, we highly recommend Google Arts & Culture, which features 250,000 images from over 1200 leading museums and archives. From ancient artifacts to contemporary art, this vast collection will allow you to search by time period, artist, and even colour! You can explore in virtual reality at 360 degrees, gain new perspectives in 3D vision or new insights in high definition.
And just like that, the curiosity of art enthusiasts around the world can be appeased instantly. Zoom into the detailed inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum, visit the Japanese art collection at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, see Calder’s engineering compositions at the Guggenheim. The art world is at the click of a button.
Of course, the unmistakable feelings of coming face-to-face with a masterpiece, and standing right infront of it, are irreplaceable. Although the Internet has revolutionised and democratised the experience of viewing works of art, it has done nothing to diminish the value of museums, art spaces, and galleries. Here at Convelio, we will continue to support the art world as it shifts, evolves and adapts - always investing in technological and operational innovations that deliver the logistics excellence expected by the art world.