Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Open Library is an online project intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”. Created by Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Alexis Rossi, Anand Chitipothu, and Rebecca Malamud, Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization.
The World Digital Library is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
Europeana.eu is a web portal created by the European Union containing digitized museum collections. More than 3,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Gallica – The BnF digital library is one of the major digital libraries available for free via the Internet. It provides access to any type of document: printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text mode, manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans
The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over German.
This site provides access to over 210,000 digitized or born-digital images in the Koç University collections featuring prints, photographs, slides, maps, newspapers, posters, postcards, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
The digitalSSM project’s aim is to make a contribution to Turkey’s cultural heritage by providing a significant source to the use of scholars, researchers, curators, collectors, art history students and fans of Turkish and Islamic art in Turkey and abroad.
British Online Archive website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.
The Modern Records Centre has been creating digitised collections – to showcase primary sources on key themes – since 2011. We now have large online collections on a range of subjects – from the Spanish Civil War to pre-NHS healthcare.
In an effort to make portions of our collections open to a wide variety of users from around the world for learning, teaching and research, the Bodleian Libraries have been digitizing library content for nearly twenty years. The result is over 650,000 freely available digital objects and almost another 1 million images awaiting release.
The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) provides repository services for literary and linguistic datasets. In that role the OTA collects, catalogues, preserves and distributes high-quality digital resources for research and teaching.
The Digital Library contains digitised material from LSE Library collections and also born-digital material that has been collected and preserved in digital formats.
Cambridge Digital Library has become a platform for digital humanities activity within Cambridge and beyond.
This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
Harvard Digital Collections provides free, public access to over 6 million objects digitized from our collections – from ancient art to modern manuscripts and audio visual materials.
The Archaeological Repository is a project of the Archaeology Department of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (the “LPC”). Opened in 2014, the purpose of the Repository is to curate the city’s archaeological collections and to make them accessible to archaeologists, researchers, teachers, students, and the public.
Dartmouth Library Digital Collections range in scope and shape from medieval manuscripts to a Dr. Seuss glossary to 1950s films documenting life at Dartmouth. These collections have been digitized for class or faculty use, by librarian request, or to support worldwide academic research.
You can access US. and Canadian open access collection.
Digital Agnes is a platform for critical curatorial collaboration and creative research initiatives, embracing virtual exhibitions, digital publications and interactive online experiences.
They house collections of photographs, bones, shells, drawings, squeezes, pottery, maps & much more.
The UNWTO Elibrary is an online service from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with a broad coverage of tourism and related subject areas. The UNWTO Elibrary contains books, journals and statistical reports by country and by indicator.
Since cultural events closed due to the coronavirus, organizations world-wide continue to perform for you and they invite you to visit their virtual events free of charge on the provided links below along with these concerts of the following institutions, London Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Shymphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Operas,
online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Youtube channel with stand-up shows
Music lovers meet with their favorite singers at home with #evdeçal mini concerts of Red Bull instagram. First guest is Nil İpek following with others.
Haluk Levent concert (15 Mart 2020)
Haluk Levent’s cancelled concert due to the Corona streaming on the Web.
Classical pianist Gülsin Onay broadcasting her mini recital for the classical music lovers
Ministry of Tourism and Culture provides free Access to plays, concerts and opera events on their Official Youtube channel.
Berlin Philharmony, previously offering subscription-based Access, decided to open their concerts via “digital hall” concerts here.
Offers new movies for each day
You can access free documentaries all over the world via this website.
You can access free documentary of Hayao Miyazaki here.
The musical where William Shakespeare describes the 7 Ages of Man …
Cast: Haluk Bilginer and Tiyato Oyun Atölyesi
Royal Opera House: London provides free Access to concerts and opera events.
Evde Kal! Tiyatrosu Kalma! (Stay at Home! Enjoy the Theatre!)
This web site provides free live music archives
You can access for free streaming on the Met website.
Online / Live Shakespeare Readings
Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne
Watch 1,150 movies free online.
OntheBoards.tvoffering free unlimited performance rentals through April.
Quarantine or no quarantine. Happy watching!
Can Yayınları opens the #TrendekiYabancı application to free access for 1 month to show its support to the readers staying at home. By downloading the application, you can access all the issues up to date.
Rather than visiting museums or listening concerts, you can also spend your time by taking online classes during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Some of them are certificate courses, which help you focus your learning to provide you with specific expertise in your field or provide some information on different topics such as tourism, cooking and human relations. So take these courses and discover new worlds! #onlinecourses #openacademy
2)Online Training Website: Vidobu
3) Online Training Website: MIT OpenCourseWare
4)Online Training Website: Open Culture Online Courses:
5)Online Training Website: EdX
6)Online Training Website: Uzman Sertifika
7)Online Training Website:Bilgeİş
8)Online Training Website: Udacity
9)Online Training Website:Lynda
10)Online Training Website:General Assembly
11)Online Training Website:Skillshare
12)Online Training Website:Pluralsight
13)Online Training Website:Academic Earth
14) MoMa Learning
15) Speed Art Museum
16) The Field Museum
18) The Hammer
23) Khan Academy
25) Elements Sofia
British Council is Now accepting applications for the British Council Free Online Courses. The British Council is the UK’s international organization for Cultural Relations and Educational Opportunities. You will Study Free Online Courses from Top UK Universities and will get a Free Certificate.
Featuring conversations with UNESCO staff, experts and cultural actors, Culture Speaks provides a fresh take on the trends, challenges and opportunities currently shaping the world of culture – from the impact of the digital revolution, to mass tourism, illicit trafficking and beyond.
It was a modest experiment aimed at finding an alternative form of academic production that explores new and more accessible media and allows for a collaborative approach.
Lots of Museums, galleries across the world closed their doors temporarily to help slow the spread of coronavirus – but we are in the digital age and thus these museums are offering virtual tours for us and we can still experience the arts from the homes.Let’s start the journey and explore art from home. #MuseumFromHome.
The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a private industrial museum in Istanbul, Turkey dedicated to history of transport, industry and communications.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the United States.
The Pinacoteca di Brere di Milano contains one of the leading art collections in Italy, including masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio.
One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
The Museum of Archaeology of Atina was established in 1978 and was originally situated within the town’s Palazzo Ducale. In the year 2000 the museum was transferred to the first floor of the former school, building founded by Giuseppe Visocchi.
It is widely considered to have one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century.
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.
They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
The Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile created by Alexander Calder.
The museum’s primary purpose is to collect, study, preserve, and present material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.
The museum is operated by the independent Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, a private limited company (No.02109945) and its aim is to conserve, protect and interpret the unique heritage of the Brooklands site.
Each exhibit includes an overview, suggested further reading, and information about the selected artifacts.
It is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity.
The Albright–Knox Art Gallery has long operated not by collecting artists’ work in depth but by trying to acquire key works. The gallery’s collection includes several pieces spanning art throughout the centuries. Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic styles can be found in works by artists of the nineteenth century such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh.
The Corning Museum of Glass is a museum in Corning, New York dedicated to the art, history and science of glass. It was founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works and currently has a collection of more than 50,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old.
The museum collection contains the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln‘s chair from Ford’s Theatre, Thomas Edison‘s laboratory, the Wright Brothers‘ bicycle shop, the Rosa Parks bus, and many other historical exhibits.
The Akron Art Museum features 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of gallery space dedicated to the display of its collection of art produced since 1850. The museum also hosts visiting shows from national and international collections.
The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
The Pergamon Museum houses monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus reconstructed from the ruins found in Anatolia, as well as the Mshatta Facade.
The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of art works by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world.
The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art—including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts—from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day.
Arkas Art Center exhibits various other works with the Arkas Collection, which was created by Lucien Arkas, the Chairman of Arkas Holding, and contains more than nine hundred works. From September 2019 to January 2020, Pablo Picasso‘s works will be exhibited at the Arkas Art Center as part of the Picasso-Méditerranée project.
It is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square meters.
The collection of some thirty thousand works spans the arts and cultures of Japan, Asia, and Europe, and the Museum takes touring exhibitions to other countries.
MASP distinguished itself for many important initiatives concerning museology and art education in Brazil, as well as for its pioneering role as a cultural center.It was also the first Brazilian museum interested in Post-World War II art.
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in the vicinity of Byculla Zoo, Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, and was later renamed in honour of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford in England.
The Dalí Theatre and Museum, is a museum dedicated to the artist Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain. Salvador Dalí is buried in a crypt below the stage.
The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Hallwyl Museum is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park.
The Museum has over 30,000 artefacts. They date from the 3rd century AD to the 21th century AD: icons, wall-paintings, manuscripts and works on paper, works of minor arts, ceramics, textiles, paintings, mosaics, copies.
The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson’s Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, the Apollo 10 command module, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson’s model of DNA.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity
The Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.
Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It’s also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.
Designated a World Heritage site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
The Virtual Migration Museum tells the story of migration in 3D. Visitors can move through a fictional urban landscape where they can enter and explore different buildings, each with a unique theme.
The national museums of Canada are a system of nine national museums operated by the federal Government of Canada. The national museums are centres of preservation, exhibition and research of Canada’s human and natural history.
Housed in a 53,000-square-foot facility in downtown Tampa, the museum features 170 interactive exhibits in multiple themed areas. Traveling exhibits occasionally supplement the museum’s permanent collection as well.
It includes several year-round play areas, as well as “Mama,” one of the only full-size permanent, animatronic T. rex specimens in the United States, and an interactive “stickwork” installation by Patrick Dougherty called Tangle Town.
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a hands-on interactive children’s museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Long Island Children’s Museum offers 14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages.
The National Museum of Australia, in the national capital Canberra, preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
International Association of Children in Museums is a non-profit network of museum professionals with its office located in Graz, Austria. Currently the organization consists of approximately 120 members from 40 different countries. These range from large organizations to committed individual museum professionals.
Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 in the Late Antiquity, it is famous for its massive dome.
Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in the town of Gaziantep, Turkey, is the biggest mosaic museum in the world, containing 1700m² of mosaics.
Within this Ottoman building, the museum has a number of exhibits of Anatolian archeology. They start with the Paleolithic era, and continue chronologically through the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Assyrian trading colonies, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuq and Ottoman periods.
The İstanbul Toy Museum is a toy museum located in the Göztepe neighbourhood of Kadıköy district in İstanbul, Turkey. The museum was founded by the Turkish poet and novelist, Sunay Akın, in 2005.
The permanent collection features works by a wide range of artists from Turkey.It also includes works by international artists, including Tony Cragg, Julian Opie, Monica Bonvicini, Adrian Villar Rojas, Olafur Eliasson, Liam Gillick, Doug Aitken, and Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla.
You can find links to virtual tours for lots of historical places and museums on the website.
Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums.
The Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum is a private fine arts museum in Istanbul, Turkey, dedicated to calligraphic art, religious and state documents, as well as paintings of the Ottoman era.
Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Strait of Istanbul, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and from 1909 to 1922.
The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey. In the 15th and 16th centuries it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
You can access to Yayoi Kusama’s “Six of her Infinity Mirror Rooms”, which is a partial retrospective of her 65-year career.
You can access via Google Arts and Culture to Masumiyet Müzesi Collection.
You can access via Google Arts and Culture to Sadberk Hanım Müzesi Collection.
You can access via Google Arts and Culture to Istanbul Research Institute Exhibitions.