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Five museums across the world you can visit from the comfort of your own home

With entertainment venues and museums closing temporarily across the region because of global health concerns, and more people choosing to self quarantine, there are ways that you can get a culture hit from your own couch.

Google Arts & Culture has put together a list of 1,200 museums from across the globe that you can visit without stepping out side the front door, including MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, The British Museum, The Guggenheim in New York and Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Some of the exhibitions also have the street view option so you can move around the venue and feel like you are actually there.

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Located in midtown Manhattan, it was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today MoMA’s rich and varied collection offers a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art, from the innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today's film, design, and performance art. Check it out here.

British Museum, London

The Mold Cape

The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. Check out world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies right here.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Untitled (Ghardaia), Kader Attia

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives and publications. At this online tour of the New York City museum you will see installations, performance art and glassworks. Immerse yourself here.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The Ball, Felix Vallotton

Based in the centre of Paris, the building itself was known as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay. Originally a train station, it now displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. See its transformation here.

The Munch Museum, Oslo

Four girls in Asgardstrand, Edvard Munch

The Munch Museum has a unique collection of approximately 1,100 paintings, 4,500 drawings and 18,000 prints, of which some were left by Norwegian Artist, Edvard Munch on his passing. Major works will always be on display in the museum and the selection is changed regularly. Munch's paintings including The Scream, are located here.

There are over 1,200 museums you can take a virtual tour though on the Google Arts and Culture page, ensuring you get your culture fix even if you can't leave your house.

Please note, some images may not be suitable for all ages.

IMAGE CREDITS: All images are from the Google Arts and Culture page.