Five online resources for staying connected with the arts
Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just hoping to see something new, we’ve collated five online resources from museums, galleries and cinemas for you to explore and stay connected with the arts during lockdown- because #cultureisnotcancelled!
1. Kettle’s Yard webcam
With a peaceful view of the Kettle’s Yard conservatory that changes every 8 seconds between 5.30am and 8.30pm, find a moment of calm and watch the light change throughout the day via their live webcam. If you fancy exploring the rest of the house once belonging to artists Jim and Helen Ede, you can also take a Virtual House Tour for the full history of this beautiful gallery and house.
2. Curzon Cinema – Exhibition on Screen
Curzon Cinema’s Exhibition on Screen is a curated selection of feature-length films with the world’s leading art historians and critics as your guide. Explore galleries packed with art from some of the greatest painters of all time, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Lucian Freud.
3. The National Gallery Virtual Tour
Delve into a world of Renaissance masterpieces with this virtual tour of a selection of rooms within The National Gallery. Guide yourself through the 360 degree tour and spend as long as you like at each work of art- and have the place entirely to yourself! Viewers can also find an extensive collection of films with talks, art restoration and previous exhibitions on The National Gallery’s YouTube.
4. MoMA’s Virtual Views
The Museum of Modern Art in New York aims to bring their galleries to you with their Virtual Views series. The series began on April 9 and invites viewers to join them every Thursday and #MuseumFromHome for a new virtual experience- including talks from curators, a live Q&A with MoMA Director Glenn Lowry and explorations of their exhibitions.
5. The V&A’s Secrets of the Museum
First aired in February, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Secrets of the Museum is a six-part documentary exploring the variety of the museum’s collections and the complexity in preparing them for display. Find all six episodes over on BBC iPlayer (within the UK only).