Coronavirus and Confinement Period: Free Online Cultural Resources for You
Dear friends, as the coronavirus epidemic deteriorated in France, people are forbidden to leave their house to avoid infection. in order to enrich the spare time during the confinement, the major cultural institutions opened online free cultural resources to the public. Let’s have a glimpse of it:
1 Paris Musées
Paris Musées is composed of fourteen museums in Paris
City of Paris Museum of Modern Art
Carnavalet Museum History of Paris
Musée Cernuschi Museum of Asian Art
Archaeological Crypt of Notre-Dame
Museum of the General Leclerc and the Paris’ Liberation – Jean Moulin Museum
Petit Palais City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts
Musée de la Vie Romantique
Maison de Victor Hugo Paris / Guernsey
The good news is that L’Établissement public Paris Musées has announced that, from January 10, more than 150,000 works from the collections are now open their access to the public! You could not only appreciate the high HD pictures of works online, visitors could also benefit fro, the free download!
In addition to classical paintings, this online collection opened to public also includes various forms of artwork such as sculptures, manuscripts, objects and costumes. All images are exhibited with presentations, catalogs, archives, etc.
2 Louvre Museum
The Louvre is famous for its abundant collection of classical paintings and sculptures.
The official website of the Louvre in France offers “Individual guided tours”, ” Visitor Trails”, “Major events”, “Temporary exhibitions”, “Individual workshops” and “Online virtual tour”, in which you can enjoy online visit.
3 Paris Opera
From 7:30 p.m. on March 17, 2020, the Paris Opera and the Culturebox site have decided to open the free online access classical operas. Here is the list of programs:
4 The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera will offer the high quality projection of the previous opera classics at 7:30 p.m. from March 16 and the show will be kept online for 20 hours.
5 Philharmonie de Paris
You can search enormous online resources on the official website, including:
560 concert videos (including 4,900 songs)
2000 audio concerts (including 30,000 songs)
4800 musical works:
120 multimedia audio tours
350 documentary videos
350 educational files
4500 photos of musical instruments
160 audio conference
17 featured topics and more
What’s more, media sources like Le Figaro and Le Monde also offer free readings on coronaviruses.
We recommend also the Open Culture website, a collection of free online cultural resources.
Although we have to stay at home, there are still so many things to do to . Let’s make a good use of this period of hard time and wait for everything goes fine ~~