Created by an Act of Parliament in 1753, the British Museum is the first national public museum to cover all fields of knowledge. See antiquities from Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, Rome, and elsewhere, including the Rosetta Stone, pieces of the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies, and sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens. Google also offer virtual galleries of the museum: artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum and britishmuseum.withgoogle.com.
Don’t miss: the wooden inner coffin of Hornedjitef, several pieces of the friezes that once adorned the Parthenon in Athens, and one of the museum’s largest Egyptian sculptures, The Younger Memnon, which depicts Nineteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II from about 1270 B.C. Be warned that the museum’s online collection contains more than 4 million images and can be tricky to navigate.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Known as the “Mother of American Modernism,” O’Keeffe lived in New Mexico for about 50 years and her legacy is preserved in one of the Southwest’s most popular museums. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum website has a handy teacher resource page with downloadable lesson plans.
Don’t miss: the Instagram account (not part of the museum tour) run by the operators of O’Keeffe’s former home and studio, Ghost Ranch, which hosts tours, painting workshops, and trail rides. The photos suggest ways that New Mexico’s stunning landscape inspired the artist.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland