International Museum Day: Around the World in 10 Virtual Tours

Today, on International Museum Day, take a virtual tour and marvel at rare exhibits and displays at these globally acclaimed museums.

Founded by architect and activist Paul Mikula, this museum showcases traditional South African crafts and artifacts, including pots, spoons, beaded clothes, and aprons of Nguni women. Each item tells a story about the indigenous communities.

1. Phansi Museum, Durban:

This exhibition, curated by Circe Henestrosa, explores Frida Kahlo's wardrobe, showing her painted corsets, custom-made shoes, and personal items, reflecting her artistic and political life.

2. Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico:

The Furusiyya Exhibition spans the Middle Ages, highlighting cultural exchanges between the Islamic East and Western Europe through artifacts like knight armor and ancient seals.

3. Louvre Abu Dhabi:

This tour offers a poignant look at the aftermath of the 1945 atomic bombing, featuring survivor testimonies and personal items like a broken watch marking the time of the explosion.

4. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan:

Famous for the Veiled Rebecca statue, this museum tour showcases neoclassical sculptures and other global masterpieces preserved by the Salar Jung family.

 5. Salar Jung Museum, India:

Home to national treasures, the museum includes artworks like the "Maple Viewing at Takao" painting, depicting detailed scenes of Japanese life and culture.

6. Tokyo National Museum, Japan:

Join Matt and Rich, the Listies, on a fun tour through the museum, featuring dinosaur skeletons, a Blue Whale skeleton, and fascinating creatures like bugs and diprotodons.

7. Melbourne Museum, Australia:

The "Stories in Light" exhibition explores the development of photography as an art form in 1950s Singapore, featuring works that document urban changes and artistic experimentation.

8. National Gallery, Singapore:

his tour focuses on Dutch master Frans Hals, known for his loose brushwork that brought life to his paintings. Highlights include his portraits and "renaissance elbow" poses.

9. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam:

The "American Fashions from 1740 to 1895" exhibit features detailed renderings of period clothing, including dresses, shoes, and waistcoats, showcasing the evolution of American fashion.

10. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC:

exhibitions like "Ancient Sculptures" and join educational workshops. Location: Kala Ghoda, Fort. Entry: ₹35 (children); ₹150 (adults).

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya:

Take a guided tour of "People of Bengal: Coloured Etchings" and learn about the science of music in a workshop. Location: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East.

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum:

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