The covid pandemic has presented museums and cultural institutions with many challenges, as well as new opportunities. While there is nothing quite like a day at the museum, institutions worldwide have responded to the pandemic by creating ways for visitors to enjoy their collections virtually from the comfort of home. The British Museum, in particular, has created a dynamic online experience, along with their virtual museum, The Museum of the World. Organized by continent, virtual visitors are able to travel across time by way of an interactive, Guitar Hero-esque timeline that features a variety of objects, presented in collections which…

Diane Irby

art historian. writer.

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