Discover Benelux, Issue 76, April/May 2020

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Discover Benelux  |  The Benelux and France  |  Top Museums, Galleries and Cultural Hotspots

Culture fix Recent events have seen us all spending more time than usual at home, but that is no reason for us not to get a culture fix. Despite many of the region’s museums and galleries being closed lately and exhibitions put on hold, there are many you can visit from the comfort of your own home. For example, France’s famous Louvre offers an array of virtual tours. You can explore collections from the Pharaonic period on the Egyptian Antiquities tour, learn more about the remains of the Louvre’s Moat in the Medieval Louvre tour or explore the wonders of the Galerie d’Apollon in the Decorative Arts virtual tour.

Van Gogh Museum.

World-famous Other world-class museums such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris are offering some beautiful online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture. And the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is offering an interactive Rijks Studio feature, where you can create your own thematic collection, or browse the collections curated by other visitors for a unique digital visit.

Get involved Meanwhile, the organisers of Art Brussels, one of Belgium’s most important yearly art fairs, have been making sure some of the art on display in Belgium’s galleries doesn’t remain hidden: under the hashtag #ArtBrusselsOnlineExhibitions, it is sharing daily images of art on display behind temporarily closed doors. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Rijksmuseum.

Van Gogh Museum.

Rijksmuseum.

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