Major museums are shutting their doors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic— but thanks to the internet, you can explore some of the world’s best art institutions without breaking your at-home quarantine. There are also operas & plays to choose from. Here we leave you a list of fun cultural activities in English & Spanish that you can do from home.
If heritage is more your thing, Google also has a range of cultural sites you can explore online through its street view. You can choose from bucket-list locations like Stone Henge, Machu Pichu, the Colosseum and the Pyramids, to name but a few. If you are looking for more than just 360-degree views, the Arts & Culture platform recently launched the Heritage on the Edge project, which calls attention to five Unesco World Heritage sites under threat from climate change. The website and accompanying app includes 2D maps and high-resolution 3D models as well as accompanying texts with information about the endangered landmarks. There are also two “pocket galleries” on the app that allow users to explore a Nine-Dome Mosque in Bangladesh and a former Portuguese fort on Kilwa Kisiwani island, off Tanzania’s south coast, through augmented reality.
If you’re in the mood for some audio inspiration from the comfort of your own personal isolation chamber, podcasts such as Design Matters, 99% Invisible, and the Design of Business | The Business of Design are great wells of design inspo to keep the creativity flowing.