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The V&A is offering online content during closure over COVID-19

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The V&A Museum in London is offering a range of online content, including virtual tours and blog posts, in light of social distancing measures during the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Online options include behind-the-scenes access to the museum and its collections and archives, as well as educational resources, virtual tours, blog posts, interviews, and the V&A channel on YouTube.

The V&A is also active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, providing digital tours, family activities, quizzes and craft tutorials.

In addition, the V&A is offering V&A Fashion Perspectives, a series of e-books including autobiographies from Bettina Ballard, Norman Hartnell and Elsa Schiaparelli.

V&A’s Secrets of the Museum on BBC iPlayer

On BBC iPlayer, the V&A’s Secrets of the Museum is a six-part series exploring the work of the museum’s curators and conservators.

From the Collections on the V&A’s main website boasts content about the collections, including articles, audio and video content, as well as interactive features.

Meanwhile, over 80 percent of objects from the collection can be explored via Search the Collections. The collections can also be viewed digitally on Google Arts and Culture.

Behind-the-scenes footage of the V&A’s exhibitions can be found online, while the YouTube channel includes more on the exhibitions and collections.

V&A encourages visitors to #MuseumFromHome

The V&A’s Soundcloud channel also includes highlights from the lunchtime lecture series, as well as features celebrating events and lectures.

Earlier this month, the British Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate and V&A temporarily closed in London amid COVID-19.

Arts Council England has launched a £160 million emergency package for theatres, galleries, museums and artists who have been hit by the pandemic.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that one million jobs are being lost every day in the travel and tourism sector, in light of coronavirus.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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