Get cultured: Melbourne's Best Online Exhibitions
Get cultured: The best online exhibitions, museums, virtual tours, and more..
There are still ways to get cultured...even from your couch.
Just because we're stuck indoors, doesn't mean we can't explore. Thanks to the beautiful place that is the internet, you can now visit some of the world's best galleries, most beautiful museums, and other incredible sites right from the comfort of your own bed.
Brilliant? We know!
This has been an absolute game-changer for us. At first, when we started getting a bit stir crazy, we took to Google Street View to travel around the world. We walked around Paris, took a trip to Rome, lived it up in London and Los Angeles in the same day - real jet setters we are.
And then we discovered that there were much easier, high-definition ways of exploring the world, so we wanted to share them here with you. Go out (digitally) and explore some of the world's most magical wonders (from the comfort of your house).
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
While you can't spend your weekend exploring NGV's brilliant exhibitions, their newly launched NGV Channel is giving you the chance to explore it all digitally.
A whole series of online galleries, virtual exhibition tours, and eBooks are now free to access via the NGV's website. The virtual content is continuing to grow.
Right now you can take a virtual stroll through Collecting Comme - featuring more than 65 of Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garcons visionary outfits - and the NGV's Indigenous art collection Marking Time. KAWS: Companionship In The Age of Loneliness is coming, as is Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. You can find it all here.
Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum
All your primary school excursions (and adult weekend adventures!) are set to come back to life with this one.
Museums Victoria's new Museums At Home portal allows you to connect, explore, and learn about all the incredible information housed in each of these buildings. Enter Melbourne Museum and explore everything from their Dinosaur Walk to their Forest Gallery.
Scienceworks will take you through their Sportsworks exhibit (sorry, you can't race Cathy Freeman this time), their Think Ahead exhibition, and the Spotswood Pumping Station.
Finally, the Immigration Museum will take you inside some of Victoria's personal stories of migration. Dive on in right here.
ACMI - Virtual Cinémathèque
Something a little bit different for any film buffs or cinephiles out there.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) have now launched their Virtual Cinémathèque online film club. The online cinema sessions won't follow the program for the 2020 Melbourne Cinémathèque season but will still feature double bills that focus on specific actors, directors or themes.
The weekly event will have its program announced every Tuesday, with the first session on Wednesday 25 March featuring two films (The White Balloon and Offside) from Iranian new wave director Jafar Panahi.
The films will be screened via SBS on Demand, so get yourself a free account if you haven't already.
Future films will be chosen from a variety of streaming services, so stay up-to-date by visiting ACMI's Virtual Cinémathèque event page.
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoos Victoria has gone all out to bring the cute factor right into your living room.
Be warned, this is highly distracting, but in the absolute best way possible. Not only have they popped a camera in the Snow Leopard Cubs' nest box, we've also got cameras on the penguins, giraffes, lions, and zebras.
Because the animals can wander around wherever they want, they aren't always in shot, but we guess that means you'll have to keep checking back, right? Inject some cuteness into your day right here.
Source: ticketmaster.com.au - Guide: Get cultured
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