The American Museum of Natural History – This App is part custom navigation system and part personal tour guide for the museum’s world-famous halls. Choose from a variety of tours or create your own from a list of popular exhibits, specimens, or artifacts. You can even share your adventures with friends and family by linking directly to your Facebook and Twitter profiles.
The British Museum – This App includes photos and descriptions of important works in the museum’s collection as well as audio clips of the stories behind its star attractions such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Sculptures, the Mexican Mosaics and the Benin Bronzes.
Canadian Museum of Civilization – This App was designed to enhance visitors’ experiences but also provides an excellent virtual tour, available in four different languages, whether or not you get to visit the museum.
The Getty Museum – Featuring 150 works from the Getty’s collection, ranging from antiquities to post-impressionism, this App brings the museum’s artworks and expertise to your fingertips along with audio commentary and some videos.
Guggenheim – This museum’s App is modern, sleek and easy to navigate with its color-coded galleries. Audio and visual tours of current exhibits, as well the museum’s permanent collection, provide users with a full view of its offerings in five different languages.
The Hermitage Museum – This App will give you a virtual sense of being inside the museum and looking at the art in the individual galleries. The App provides virtual and thematic tours as well as educational courses. Highlights include in-depth info about the artwork of da Vinci and Rembrandt.
iMuseum is a web tracker that searches via GPS for the nearest museums in your immediate area, updating museum news, exhibition info and location data regularly. When you are traveling it will show you the various nearby museums to visit and includes addresses, directions, maps and contact info.
MoMA – Download MoMA’s App to your mobile device to get a behind the scenes look at new exhibits, access multimedia tours, hunt through their collections or access the exhibitions calendar to plan your next visit.
Musée du Louvre – Get closer to the Mona Lisa and other masterpieces than you ever could in real life! There are images of 770 paintings by more than 300 masters included in this App that you can zoom in on, search through and download during your virtual tour.
National Gallery, London – This App begs you to “touch” the art, something we cannot do in person! It contains more than 250 works from masters such as van Gogh and Vermeer and includes video, audio and high-resolution images that you can zoom in on to explore the brushstrokes and so much more.
National Gallery of Victoria – Australia’s oldest and most distinguished public art museum has created this App which showcases its treasures. View the highlights of the gallery’s collection and find out more about current exhibitions with images and info on all the displays. It is a real treat for all art fans, especially those who live too far away to visit.
The National Palace Museum, Taipei – This Chinese language App contains high-resolution imagery of the impressive collection of ancient and traditional Chinese art and culture found at this museum. Those who cannot read Chinese can at least enjoy the photographs.
National Portrait Gallery, London – Videos and commentaries reveal 400 years of history, biography and fame, told through the amazing life stories of the people who have shaped British history and culture. Enjoy highlights of the collection selected by theme such as kings and queens or science and discovery. View zoomable pictures and use the gallery maps to plan your visit.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – This museum has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and a substantial collection of Asian art. Now you can carry the collection with you wherever you go to enjoy and share art like famous works of Vermeer or Rembrandt.
Uffizi Gallery – Take a virtual tour of the Uffizi’s famous galleries. The App also highlights the important works found there such as Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch and Caravaggio’s Medusa.