Take a virtual visit
MIA & Mathaf on Google Cultural Institute
The Art for Tomorrow conference was packed with interesting discussions and presentations.
During a morning session, Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Giorgia Abeltino, Director of Public Policy at the Google Cultural Institute spoke about museums in the digital world.
While both speakers acknowledged that the virtual experience could never replace a real-world visit to a museum of standing in front of a historical or artistic masterpiece.
One of the most exciting ways to make a virtual museum visit is via the Google Cultural Institute. Giorgia Abeltino, explained that over 1,000 cultural institutions had partnered with Google. By visiting the Google Cultural Institute’s website, visitors can discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.
One of the earliest museums to join Google Cultural Institute was the Museum of Islamic Art. So why not take a virtual visit to the Museum of Islamic and then come and enjoy the exhibits in the museum itself.And then you can take another virtual visit to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.