Dear readers, have you been unable to forget that scene in Bridgerton when Daphne and Simon briefly touch hands while looking at his mother’s favorite painting? Us as well!
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If you’re looking to brush up on your own art history, then we highly suggest a virtual tour of one of these 5 famous galleries. All feature multiple free art collections available online for viewing.
The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
The Tate Gallery, is an art museum in London, England. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon, the largest in the city. RAMM cares for wonderful and diverse collections consisting of over one million individual objects and specimens from all over the globe. They are divided into the following curatorial departments: antiquities, costume and textiles, decorative art, ethnography, fine art, natural sciences, numismatics and social history.
The collections contain items of local, national and international importance, and many are of outstanding historical or cultural significance.
Royal Collection Trust
The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact.
Spread among 13 occupied and historic royal residences in the United Kingdom, and comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, it is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation. The Royal Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of kings and queens over hundreds of years.
Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, has one of the most important and renowned painting collections in the UK. The collection includes European Renaissance paintings, masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner and Stubbs. As well as sculpture, and decorative art from 1300 to present day.