7 Good Android Apps to Virtually Explore World Museums

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May 29, 2015
This collection of Android apps will provide you with a chance to virtually explore some of the most reputed museums in all around the globe. Most of these apps include multimedia exhibition guides, maps, visual illustrations and guided tours to help visitors navigate their way around museums. Explore splendid art works and exhibitions right from the comforts of your own couch!

1- Guggenheim

“The Guggenheim’s app will enhance your experience as you walk through the museum and provide you with a wealth of materials to discover at home, including:building and collection guides in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; exclusive audio, video, and photographic documentation for select exhibitions;information on more than 1,300 works from the museum’s collection…and many more “.

2- Timeline- Art Museum

“Timeline brings to life the paintings of such masters as Botticelli, Da Vinci, Micheclangelo, Van Gogh, Monet, Courbet, Klimt, and 73 others in an eye-catching and easy to navigate format.Some of its features include: Complete details of the work including the title, year of completion, actual dimensions, creator, current gallery location, etc. paired with a high-resolution digital image; Brief artist synopsis including date/location of birth/death, completed works, and more; Slide navigation at bottom of screen allows for quick scanning through years, artists, and their paintings…”

3- National Gallery of Art

”Discover highlights of the National Gallery of Art collections. Your Art offers personal access to images, text, and audio. Explore more than 130 beloved works by artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, and others, along with history and conservation notes. Tune in kids to the voices and visions of many of these same artists through 50 audio clips programmed especially for children.”

4- e-Museum

“You can see the high-resolution images and descriptions of approximately 1,000 national treasures and important cultural properties owned by the four museums: Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, and Kyusyu National Museum. The images of the items can be freely enlarged, and this allows you to fully appreciate every single detail. Some of picture scrolls and scriptures can be seen throughout from the beginning to the end. Additionally, you can quickly call up your favorite scenes or parts after adding to bookmarks.”

5- Louvre HD

“The application contains a collection of 2300 paintings of the Louvre Museum. Here you will find the works of Raphael, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Veronese, Delacroix and many other eminent masters of painting.”

6- British Museum

“Discover the treasures of the British Museum and learn the amazing history of its world famous artifacts. Explore objects dating from prehistory to present day, such as fascinating prehistoric stone tools, ancient Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta stone, humongous statues of Kings and Pharaohs, and the breathtakingly beautiful Parthenon marbles.”

7- Natural History Museum

“A superb guide to visit the London Natural History Museum! Learn about the dinosaurs and denizens of the deep sea, living legends, unknown mammals, spectacular birds, marine reptiles, rocks and rare fishes. In no time, you will amaze your friends with fun facts and trivia on natural history.”