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Benaki Museum: Museum From Home

One upside to many museums closing their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is that virtual exhibits are surging in popularity. Inviting visitors to #MuseumFromHome, the Benaki Museum (physically located in Athens, Greece) offers wonderful virtual explorations of many of their campuses and galleries. At the link above, visitors can select an exhibit or collection of interest (perhaps you want to discover Greek culture and history, or maybe dive into Islamic Art). These virtual tours (found under The Benaki Museum Remains Open Online) provide a nearly-authentic visit experience from the comfort of the couch, inviting users to toggle over floor plans, virtually walk through the buildings, and check out online captures of materials. After opening a virtual tour, readers can use the arrow controls located at the bottom right side of the screen to navigate. For a simplified experience navigate to the Collections & Archives page (accessible using the menu at the top left of the site). Here visitors will find several subjects to choose from, including Prehistoric, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art and Post-Byzantine and Neo-Hellenic Art. Looking for an amplified experience? Try the audio tours available for four of the museum exhibits, found on the Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum page. These audio tours are currently offered in Greek, English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
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May 8th, 2020
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April 27th, 2020 at 5:28pm
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April 28th, 2020 at 9:30am
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