) In addition to tours around the Met’s galleries (including Giotto, Pollock, Van Gogh), there are neatly themed groupings such as a treasure hunt for 11 works saved in WWII by the real Monuments Men (recently turned into a Hollywood film starring George Clooney).The Met showcases its new objects with beautiful close-up photography in its Met Collects section.
And this autumn, a swathe of its archive will be uploaded to use, free of copyright.
And you can take advantage of the stunning technology on these websites: learn more about your favourite works from video analysis by leading experts; get closer to the art by taking ‘virtual tours’ of gallery rooms and by using incredible ‘zoom’ features.
The Louvre’s website allows you to do what everyone secretly wishes they could do – to pull Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa off the wall.
Or for a fee, the website’s Art on Demand service allows you to have a copy of your favourite work printed, framed and delivered to your home.
Searching for Joseph Mallord William Turner brings up over 4,000 artworks, drawings and letters, the most comprehensive online catalogue of one of our greatest painter’s output.
Over three panels this medieval triptych degenerates from a Biblical scene into a playground of frolicking nudes One click into Pradomedia (translated into Spanglish as ‘didactic materials’) reveals a wealth of content about its collection, with videos aplenty and 228 audioguides, including a gem in which Richard Hamilton discusses his love of Goya.