Okay, so you can’t travel, many art fairs like Art Basel Hong Kong have been cancelled or postponed, and iconic museums like Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum have been temporarily closed. You can still satisfy your inner aesthete or history buff though: many museums now offer virtual tours.
Thankfully, many have partnered with Google Arts & Culture, which offers an array of virtual tours using Google Street View (click here for the full list of galleries). It’s more than just art galleries and museums though: Google Street View provides unfettered access to historical sites in a faraway land. Google Arts & Culture ups the ante with curated content and exhibitions that go into the history of these places.
No crowds, no queues and no waiting for the hourly tour to begin: for the cultural aficionados among us, here’s our recommendation of the top arts and culture destinations that you can pay a visit to from the comfort of your armchair – or bed.