Due to the spread of COVID-19, most museums and attractions in Tokyo and around the world have been closed, but thank to the modern technology, now we can visit most museums online. In this episode, let us introduce to you some of our selected Japanese Culture and Art museum and International Museum that you can visit online.
Japanese Art Museum
In memory of Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974), Chihiro Art Museum was established in 1977, displays the artist artworks featuring paintings and illustrations of flowers and children.
Located in Ohori Park, Fukuoka Art Museum opened its collection of “[approximately 16,000 works from ancient to contemporary”.](https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/fukuoka-art-museum?hl=en](https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/fukuoka-art-museum?hl=en))
The only museum in the world that has a system collects and [exhibits modern and contemporary art of Asian.](https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/fukuoka-asian-art-museum?hl=en](https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/fukuoka-asian-art-museum?hl=en))
As one of the first modern University of Tokyo, Keio University houses a large number of collections include Ukiyo-e (Japanese Traditional Woodblock art), Gutenberg Bible, and “more than 10,000 rare editions consisting of manuscripts and letters”.
Before named Imperial Museum of Kyoto, the Kyoto National Museum opened its door since 1897. With its mission to protect the Japanese Cultural Properties, the Museum houses over 12,500 significant works of art, such as the Paintings from the Edo Period
Housing the best work of Insho Domoto(1891-1975), the great Nihonga painter, the museum located near Kinugasa hill, in the northwestern Kyoto.
Founded by Okada Mokichi(1882-1955), whom belief that “works of art should not be monopolized but made available to be viewed and enjoy by as many people as possible, helping to elevate human sentiments and making big contributions towards cultural development”
One of the richest histories of any museum in Japan established in 1877, the National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) offers a large variety of natural history exhibitions including interactive scientific experiences.
World Art Museum
Located in Paris, France, as the world’s largest art museum and monument. Officially named Great Louvre, it is also the world’s most visited art museum. A collection of works from the ancient civilizations to the historic mid-19th century. The Louvre originally was a fortress built by King Philippe Auguste of France, where you can still see its moat preserved.
Founded as a gift to the nation, the Admission is always free with a collection of more than 150,000 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings.
The True to Nature Virtual Tour is available for you to visit online.
“Natural history holds the key to Earth’s future.”, the Smithsonian National Museum is free of charge, aiming to promote the understanding of the natural world. Housing a collection of 145 million specimens and artifacts, welcoming you to its permanence exhibitions of the natural world.
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