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12 Museums From Around the World That You Can Visit Virtually

12 Museums From Around the World That You Can Visit Virtually

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The Met 360° Project This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before. Viewed more than 11 million times, this series affords an access and a perspective typically unavailable to the public. Viewers can experience the magic of standing in an empty gallery after-hours, witnessing a bustling space in time-lapse, or floating high above The Met Cloisters for a bird's-eye view. We strung cables, removed protective covers from works of art, and rigged cameras up high, all to allow viewers to explore The Met as never before. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how we created the videos in a Digital Underground article written by Director/Producer Nina Diamond.

The Shows Must Go On! Ramin Karimloo heightens each sensation with this spellbinding version of the Music of The Night live from the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by Sierra Boggess! From Phantom of The Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011): In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of London's legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.

Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You've Always Wanted To: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Mark Twain may or may not have actually said that, but either way the sentiment resonates — and with a new strength now, since schools have closed all over the world in an attempt to halt the spread of the pandemic coronavirus. For many, this period of isolation (self-imposed or otherwise) represents an opportunity to rediscover the value of education: not the kind directed by an institution, but the much more valuable kind that runs on one's own steam. If you count among that select group of self-educators (or educators of children whom you can no longer send to school), we here at Open Culture have spent nearly the past decade and a half amassing just the resources you need. At our selection of more than 1,500 free online courses, you can take deep dives into subjects from archaeology and architecture to law and literature to physics and psychology.

Activities – Jarrett Lerner The activities below are available for free download, and are to be used in educational and/or private settings. They may not be used elsewhere or for other purposes (such as for profit) unless explicit permission is granted. Below will find: Blank Comic Book Pages, Special Activities, “How to Draw…” Instructions, “Finish This Comic!” Comics, and Drawing/Writing Prompts.

Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY » TwistedSifter TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY Leopold Museum, Vienna, Autriche It took five decades to compile the collection. In 2001 it found its definite location. Together with the Republic of Austria and the Austrian National Bank, the collector Dr. Culture in Quarantine We will be broadcasting six of our plays on the BBC between now and September. As part of the BBC's plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of our shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks: Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay

Ten Ways to Be Super-Productive While at Home with (Digital) Help From the Library - Libraries 2020 Social distancing or isolation because of COVID-19 shouldn’t mean boredom. Public libraries have long provided a fantastic assortment of online and digital resources for people who are going to be at home for a while. From entertainment and diversions to education and discovery, the library's digital and online resources should be a part of your self-quarantine kit. Your local or state library has free digital books, magazines, free streaming movies and shows - and even homework help for kids - along with amazing courses, datasets, and skill-building that can help you discover, launch and carry out new projects. Luckily, all it takes is a library card, and some libraries now allow you to get a card on their website, without leaving your chair!

Readers…Start your Questions. Okay, READER! I will be putting together videos for YOU! But I’d like your help on WHAT you would like to know! In the comments section, please post questions. ***PLEASE BEGIN EACH QUESTION with a topic label in ALL CAPS so I can sift through them. Here’s What Iconic Historical Figures Would Look Like Today - LuxurList 1. Nefertiti Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen who was known for her role in the religious revolution. She had many nicknames, including "Lady of all Women." Maybe she was the first feminist icon. Her updated look sticks with the ancient Egyptian style through her dark cat eyeliner.