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
Can elephants be BAFTA nominated? What's it like being part of #SecretsOfTheMuseum? Curator for @MuseumChildhood Will Newton writes about his experience on the programme and the delightful Pumpie the Elephant. https://t.co/9up55frTVE
Catch the series on iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/TTrZp397ua
— V&A (@V_and_A) March 24, 2020
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.
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
Watching over our Cast Courts whilst our museum's doors are closed is the mighty Brunswick Lion.
The lion was a feat of engineering – the first large hollow bronze casting of a figure since classical times.
— V&A (@V_and_A) March 23, 2020
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.