This article originally appeared on ABACUS Museums around China have been shut down as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak. But now at the instruction of the government, the local version of TikTok is teaming up with national museums to let people visit exhibitions on their phones. ByteDance’s Douyin announced that nine museums will host virtual tours through live streaming and recorded videos. The tours will be done by professional tour guides and feature real-time Q&A sessions. Douyin said it held its first tour on Thursday evening, which was on the topic of oracle bone script at the Chinese National Museum. In addition to live-streamed events, the new “At Home Cloud Museums” feature lets users “pick museums best fitted to their interests and embark on their own individual tours with these virtual museums.” It also features rare audio footage and VR projects. According to the schedule, upcoming tours include “Revisit the Great Tang Dynasty” at the Liaoning Museum, “The Era of Yue King” at the Zhejiang Museum and “The Great Migration of African Wildlife” at the Shandong Museum. Purchase the China AI Report 2020 brought to you by SCMP Research and enjoy a 20% discount (original price US$400). This 60-page all new intelligence report gives you first-hand insights and analysis into the latest industry developments and intelligence about China AI. Get exclusive access to our webinars for continuous learning, and interact with China AI executives in live Q&A. Offer valid until 31 March 2020.