Virtual tours #museosabierto
The situation we are living in has forced museums and institutions to close their doors and wait until we can all return to normal. But best of all, they have not forgotten us and all those who we respect quarantine with a desire for culture. That is why, now, many of the exhibitions and capital works of museums can be seen from home.
1. Prado National Museum
The Madrid art gallery announces on its website that, for the moment, it will remain closed until March 26. What to do about this situation? They have released the #Pradocontigo initiative. These are live videos through his Instagram @MuseoPrado in which every day at 10:00 and for an hour, they will present and explain capital works from their extensive collection, explained by an expert.
For example, this Sunday, the museum’s curator, Carlos G. Navarro spoke about “Battle of Lapitas and Centaurs”, by Rafael Tegeo. They can be seen live, but also through Instagram TV, since the videos will be posted on the network for everyone’s enjoyment and at any time. You can follow them on their account Instagram.
2. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
For its part, the Thyssen museum uses the hashtag #ThyssenDesdeCasa and through all their social networks (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), they remain active and allow us to enjoy their content. For example, its temporary exhibitions can be visited online and although we know that it is not the same, it is appreciated in the times in which we find ourselves. The exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the portrait in Amsterdam, 1590-1670’ you can see it virtually through this link. You can also enrich your culture with its interesting videos on Youtube, in which they interview art figures.
3. Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum
The third of Madrid’s so-called ‘art triangle’, the Museo Reina Sofía, does so under the hashtag #ElReinaEnCasa. Through its website it opens the doors to all its online content, which includes more than 170 exhibition videos, 70 activities and the free download of exhibition catalogs and publications. You will find it all here.
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4. International museums join
Galleria degli Uffizi, the Musei Vaticani, the Louvre or the British Museum are some of the museums that we find outside our country that also invite users to make their virtual tours and visits to digitized collections.
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5. MACBA Barcelona
From the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, they are making the effort to bring the MACBA home. Through its website and the content (audios, videos, artist files, works …) invite us to think. They also encourage their users to download the museum app, where they can enjoy images, videos, audio guides, curiosities, explanatory sheets of the works in the MACBA Collection and temporary exhibitions.
6. Google Arts & Culture
In 2011, Google launched the Google Arts platform, a website where they collect high-definition images of great masterpieces, spread across museums across the globe. Through from your website you can take a walk around the city of Pompeii, learn about ‘10 things you didn’t know about Hokusai‘, explore Miami through its typography or zoom and discover every detail of works such as’ The Birth of Venus’; by Boticelli or ‘El Grito’ by Edvard Munch.
7. #mequedoencasa Festival
An initiative that has been carried out throughout this weekend where we have been able to see performances by the singers through their YouTube channels. If you have missed it, don’t worry because there is more.
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8. Start #CuarentenaFest
From March 16 to 27, music will be very present in our homes, and it is all thanks to this group of artists who have joined to carry out this festival. All of them, each one at a different time (the hours can be found in your official Instagram and Twitter) will perform their concerts directly from their houses to yours.
Entertainment for the little ones
9. Storytelling for children
On instagram profile @trastadasdemama, every day at 11 in the morning we can enjoy a storytelling session. They are batches of 15 or 20 minutes designed to entertain the little ones in the house.
10. A good time to practice math
David Lacalle He is a teacher who teaches his math lessons on his YouTube channel called Unicoos. In his account he has a lot of videos for all levels with great tips to practice the subject in the most bearable way. On its website www.unicoos.com and www.beunicoos.com you can access, 100% free, all the videos.
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Sport without leaving home
It is one of the profiles that offers non-stop content on YouTube with videos to exercise your body without leaving your home.
12. Get active with Domingo Sánchez
Both on Twitter and Instagram we can find plenty of exercise to stay in shape with Domingo Sánchez (@domingosanchez_). In addition, starting this Monday, a free program will be available in your application that has been specifically prepared to better pass the quarantine calledProwellness Trainer. “
13. Learn to manage your emotions
The Holistic Concept, carries out sessions through their social networks to make us the most bearable quarantine, helps us to be able to manage the anxiety and concern that now invades us due to the coronavirus.
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14. To the free opera
The MET will offer this week Opera online for free through its official website. Every night at 7:30 p.m. local time, a different production.
These are some of the passes that are planned: Monday 16. Carmen. Tuesday 17. La Boheme. Wednesday 18. Il Trovatore. Thursday 19. Traviata … more information in your webpage.
15. Theater from the sofa in your house
The Theater Documentation Center of the Ministry of Culture offers free up to 1,500 recordings of its shows of all kinds of genres, including dance, on its platform the Teatroteca. The works can be viewed for free simply by registering on their website.
16. UNESCO shares culture
Is Web page It gathers maps, texts, photos, recordings and films of all time and explains in seven languages the jewels and cultural relics of all the libraries on the planet. They are now available to make quarantine more bearable.
17. Reading to combat boredom
Storytel, the entertainment platform for audiobooks, podcasts and electronic books, allows unlimited listening / reading (audio) books and offers its users a catalog with more than 100,000 titles. The company offers 14 days of free use when creating an account. In this sense, Storytel collects some content that will be especially useful to workers, mothers and fathers, these days.
18. Free content for everyone on eFilm
This platform, created by the public service Info libraries, offers a very interesting catalog of series and movies to combat boredom. To access this page you must have the library card of one of these autonomous communities: Asturias, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and Castilla y León.
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19. For lovers of shorts
If you are a lover of short films, the website Short Films offers a wide catalog with some of the best productions. There is something for all tastes, genres, ages …
20. Do you prefer documentaries?
If this is your case, don’t worryâ € ‹ that there is also content for you. In the section We are Documentaries of RTVE You can see many of those that are usually broadcast on La 2, but you will also find very varied styles, from sport or history, to gastronomy and nature.
21. Free reading with Amazon
The platform usually allows us to download some of the books it offers for free, but also, during these days they have provided access and free download to Spanish and foreign classics translated into Spanish.
21. Telefónica gives away its Movistar + Lite service
As announced last week, and in order to support government services and to keep people in their homes, they have decided to give away content from their Movistar + platform. In addition, the Lite service offers eight free live channels: # 0, #Vamos, Movistar Series, Movistar Seriesmanía, FOX, TNT, Comedy Centraly AMC.
22. Orange gives away 30 gigabytes
The telephone company has also joined the initiatives of a good number of national companies and they have decided to give 30 Gigas free to all Orange Love and Go customers for 1 month. It can be requested through the “My Orange” app.
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23. La Casa Encendida fights boredom like this
He has designed a cultural, social and pedagogical programming linked to his usual activities that can be enjoyed online. Under the title #I stay at home We can find lectures on YouTube and Vimeo, virtual visits, a book club on Facebook and music lists on Spotify. For all tastes as we can see. On the YouTube channel they have created some playlists with audiovisual programming In family, that above all is intended for children.
24. The activities of the Círculo de Bellas Artes
It will constantly maintain a cultural activity in a virtual way. Its content can be enjoyed through its different profiles on social networks and it also offers free downloadable content such as concerts, publications, conferences, documentaries, virtual visits to exhibitions, etc. Radio Círculo will keep broadcasting its own content.
25. Fundación Telefónica and its proposals
It makes its conferences delayed available to all its users, free podcast and posts to download, without forgetting the interviews carried out with the main speakers who have come to their facilities this year.
26. Banco Santander Foundation
It offers proposals to combat quarantine as online conferences: travel, research and natural sciences: from Francisco Hernández to Jorge Juan and Malaspina, which will be taught by Professor Javier Puerto on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
27. The Mapfre Foundation joins
It makes available, on its social networks, audiovisual content with unpublished videos and past exhibitions such as Vannesaa Winship, Graciela Iturbide and Egon Schiele.
28. Individual initiatives such as José Corbacho’s
He has announced through his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he will offer for free the monologue that he was representing in the Poliorama Theater of Barcelona that due to the situation caused by the virus it has had to be suspended.
29. For lovers of video games
Matteo Sciutteri, the co-founder and designer of independent developer Runehead, has been in charge of creating and sharing an online document containing thousands of individual keys to download video games for free. The file includes titles for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
30. Free Comics
The drawer The Torres He shared a link on his Twitter account to see some of his comics online completely free and added: “So you can hang out in the isolation at home.” In the web The Vosque offer access for everyone to cartoons and comics.
31. Board the Titanic from home
Visit the Titanic The Reconstruction exhibition from home, where more than a million people have already passed. During the quarantine, the Titanic Foundation invites you to visit its exhibition, completely free, from your home, just by entering this link: http://www.fundaciontitanic.com/la-exposicion.html