A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP
A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP

Pandemic opens a new niche for museums: private virtual tours and group virtual visits they can charge money for 

  • US$100 for a two-hour virtual tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion with 299 others, or US$300 a head for up to 40 art fans to tour the Metropolitan Museum
  • Virtual tours are a way for museums to show their collections and bring in some money, and could outlast the coronavirus pandemic, experts say 

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP
A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With on-site visits halted, the museum is offering virtual tours of its collections. Photo: AFP
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