At the time of the covid-19 pandemic, American museums are making their collections available, at least virtually. Recently, however, there are more and more those who demand payment for such inspections. According to the AFP agency, for example, the Graceland house in Memphis, where the singer Elvis Presley lived and which now houses a museum, offers a virtual tour with a guide for $ 100 (2,100 crowns).
Guide Angie Marchese will introduce all the secret sites in two hours. The maximum number of 300 people signed up for the first two virtual visits. They saw indispensable objects, but also what they said about themselves.
Similarly, the New York Metropolitan Museum, which now hosts an exhibition of old masters of painting, “lets” spectators into its premises. However, the guide does not go through the halls here because of coronavirus, as in Graceland. It’s more about visualization.
Among the visitors was Barbara Brown-Abolafi, an expert on New York museums and an English teacher. According to her, the presentation is high-quality, adapted to the requirements, enabling an interactive approach and also providing a forum for questions. “If it can be compared to the experience you have when you’re in the museum in person? Of course not. But it encourages thinking,” Brown-Abolafi said.
She paid a paid visit to the students of the small Bergen College in New Jersey and introduced her students to the guide in advance. “She adapted the interpretation, it didn’t go into much detail, but it didn’t even simplify it. It was so interesting that we dragged it by 20 minutes,” the professor said about the visit.
The Metropolitan Museum launched paid virtual tours last June and offered 116 by December. More than 2,800 people “came”. The met requires a maximum of 40 adults $ 300 per group, and $ 200 for students. It also has a program for children, in the second half of last year it was offered to 4,000 schoolchildren, even foreign ones. Interest is constantly growing.
Other New York museums have invested in paid virtual tours, including the Guggenheim, an art collection founded by Helen Clay Frick, and the September 11, 2001 Assassination Memorial.
Unlike the New York institutions, the Paris Louvre has not yet reached this format, although in 2019 it was the most visited museum in the world. His spokeswoman said she was considering it. The Paris Louis-Vuitton Foundation recently offered a small walk through its exhibition dedicated to photographer Cindy Sherman. The London Museum of Design offers a seven-pound tour of the electronic music exhibition.
Personal and direct contact with the work of art is irreplaceable, but the growing interest in virtual tours is the result of the globalization of a world offering an ever-widening cultural offer, says Michael Burns of the American exhibition organizer agency Quatrefoil.
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