NEWS: Now that the lockdown has been relaxed museums are beginning to open their doors again during July. Please go to individual museum websites to find information on when they will be open and any visitor requirements – it is likely that you will need to book in advance to visit. Commercial art galleries in London are also opening and similarly require booking in advance – for more details click here.
If you are not ready to visit museums there are still many ways to access art online, from virtual tours of exhibitions and collections to lectures and television/radio programmes. Below are some suggestions of online events you might like to visit if you feel in need of an injection of art.
Many museums and galleries in the UK and worldwide have online videos showcasing their collections and exhibitions, as well as lectures and articles, and some have their own YouTube channels with a wide variety of talks. Just go to your favourite museums or search YouTube to see what’s available, or explore a museum you’ve always been meaning to visit.
HENI Talks – produces short films presented by artists, curators and academics on a wide range of aspects of art history.
BBC iPlayer also provides access to many of its recent and past visual arts programmes.
Art Historical London – art historian Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff is running a series of online lectures during the summer.
The Art Newspaper has a very good selection of podcasts, or of course you can subscribe to the paper to keep up-to-date with the art world. Or you could search Google Podcasts to discover more programmes on art or download the app to listen on your mobile.
And if you are missing the Society’s lectures and events, many educational institutions run learning online courses. A few are:
Whatever your interest there is a wealth of information online – enjoy exploring it.