Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the globe are scared and, in most countries, prohibited to go to public places. If you are thinking of visiting a museum, worry no more, as several museums in Southeast Asia are offering a virtual tour so you can still visit them within the comfort of your home!
Here are the High Five museums in Southeast Asia that offer virtual tour:
National Museum of the Philippines – Philippines
The National Museum of the Philippines is the truly a gem because it houses the most important collections in the Philippine history like the legendary Spoliarium by the celebrated Filipino artist Juan Luna and other artworks from renowned Filipino artists such as Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Carlos V. Francisco, Isabelo Tampinco and even the paintings of Dr. Jose Rizal. The museum also contains artifacts and other National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines like the retablo (altar piece) from the Church of San Nicolas de Tolentino in Dimiao, Bohol. Check out the virtual tour here: https://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph/Firefly/Go_Museum.html
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Bangkok) – Thailand
MOCA Bangkok is one of the largest contemporary art museums in Asia. It was established to be the house of authentic Thai art and culture where people all over the world can see. Witness their collection from the talented Thai artists here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museum-of-contemporary-art-moca-bangkok
National Gallery Singapore – Singapore
National Gallery Singapore has the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art with over 8,000 artworks. It aims to be the center of research, discussion, and publication on the modern art of the region. Explore the collections of the prestigious museum here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-singapore
Museum Nasional Indonesia – Indonesia
With over 141,000 objects, Museum Nasional Indonesia is considered as the most complete museum in Indonesia because of its coverage. The vast collections are divided into 7 types from prehistoric, archaeological, ceramics, numismatic-heraldic, history, ethnography, and geography. Discover their precious collections here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museum-nasional-indonesia
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery – Malaysia
As a major supporter of arts in Malaysia, the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery showcases different collections in its six permanent galleries: Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, Economics Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery, and Art Gallery. Learn more and explore the galleries here: http://www.museum.bnm.gov.my/v2/virtualmuseum/
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