Art on the Web – January 2021

As museums and galleries across England are closed, I thought it best to provide a list of the websites of those which are offering online access to their collections, and to past and present exhibitions.  And as we cannot travel at present, I have also included access information to some overseas museums in the list which have web pages you might enjoy.  This is not a complete list of what is available so do let June Brooks ( know if you discover other sites worth listing.

Beth Taylor, WAHG Volunteer.

Jan 7 2021

Regional Galleries with online programmes

Pallant Gallery, Chichester
 Interviews, films, image galleries and essays

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Pop and Prosperity: 1960s British Art from the Swindon Collection
Virtual Exhibition: Modern British Art: A Story>events

Watts Gallery, nr Guildford
Online 360degree tour

London Galleries with a wide range of online programmes

Online exhibitions tours, articles and podcasts

Ben Uri Gallery
All works in collection online

British Museum
Collections online, virtual tours, podcasts and blogs

Dulwich Picture Gallery
Online collection images

Hayward Gallery
Highlights from past exhibitions

Imperial War Museum
Painting Life

London Transport Museum
Winter posters

National Army Museum
Virtual events include “Watch and be Sober” – the story of Army Temperance, illustrated with Hogarth’s  work.
National Gallery
Virtual tours and numerous online talks

Queen’s Gallery
Explore the collections online
Royal Academy
Online videos of exhibitions
Tate Britain/Tate Modern
Visit the online collection

Wallace Collection
Online collection tour and talks

And don’t forget!  which gives you access to paintings in galleries across the UK and has short introductions to artists and art movements.

BBC programmes on art are also available online:
eg  Art of Persia covers the history, culture, art and architecture of Iran

To access galleries worldwide, download the Google Arts & Culture app

Here are some examples of what you could find:

Chauvet Cave, France
Discover the Palaeolithic art of Chauvet Cave via video footage and a range of online exhibitions.

Kyoto National Museum, Japan
One of Japan’s national museums, this link allows you to browse their collections and view online exhibits covering a range of topics.

I know that some members had hoped to see the Van Eyck exhibition.  A virtual tour is available.>360-deg-virtual-tour-van-eyck

And if you are inspired to curate a virtual exhibition yourself, using art from collections around the world, including Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the first official museum to partner with this new online platform.

Happy surfing!