From digital exhibitions to live streams, here’s where to get your fix of London culture online
By Zoë Delmer-Best
With museums, galleries and theatres closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, exhibitions and events have been cancelled or postponed. But London’s world-renowned cultural scene has quickly adapted to the digital realm – here are five ways to explore London culture online.
5 Places to Explore London Culture Online
Secrets of the Museum – BBC iPlayer
With the V&A exhibition ‘Bags: Inside Out’ postponed, why not catch up on the behind-the-scenes documentary about the V&A? Secrets of the Museum is a six-part series for BBC Two that shows the fascinating work of curators and conservators behind the brilliant exhibitions.
Tudors to Windsors – National Maritime Museum
Visit the National Maritime Museum’s online platform and search collections, discover epic stories of sea, space and exploration, and get expert insight from the museum’s curators and specialists. Plus, get a digital peek into their major new exhibition, Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.
Technicolour Malaise – TRATE
Painting under an alias that refers to the ‘traits’ he explores on his canvases, Canadian artist TRATE will be exhibiting the launch of his second series, ‘Technicolour Malaise’ online from 9-12 April. Art lovers will be invited to tune in and navigate their way around the collection of bold, figurative oil-on-canvas paintings through 3D interactive images.
Ballet – Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House has launched a programme of online content featuring a schedule of free broadcasts and performances on their Facebook and YouTube channels that audiences can access anywhere across the globe. Viewers will be delighted by renditions of the most popular ballets and operas such as Peter and the Wolf and The Metamorphis.
Artemisia – National Gallery
In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, explore highlights of the exhibition online and view her best-known paintings, including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’ as well as her self portraits and heroines from history and the Bible.
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