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Museum Studies

Library resources useful to students studying museum administration, history, curation and exhibitions.

Virtual Tours

Several museums are now offering virtual tours through their websites.  Here is a small sampling of museums with online tours of exhibitions.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.

Louvre Museum - Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre... Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view.

J. Paul Getty Museum - European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this Los Angeles art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Art Institute of Chicago - Wherever you are, whatever the time, our online resources are always here to connect you to our collection of art from around the world—whether you’re seeking inspiration, community, or a little adventure.

Detroit Institute of Art - The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. With over 100 galleries covering over 658,000 square feet, the Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the U.S.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum - The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum preserves, presents, and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe through the Museum's art and archival collections as well as the artist's historic homes in Abiquiú, New Mexico.