'Virtual Museum Tours' Ranks High On Google List of 2020 Searches

  • December 13, 2020 18:34

  • Email
Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art offered a virtual tour of its galleries including this Art Nouveau Vignette featuring Aux Orchidées Bed (c. 1899 – 1900) designed by Louis Majorelle; Dragonfly Lamp (designed 1899) by Clara Wolcott Driscoll on Majorelle Table (c. 1900); Marquetry Table ( left; c. 1900) designed by Émile Gallé. Impressionist paintings by Colorado artists Charles Harmon, Charles Partridge Adams and Helen Hoyt. Photo by Wes Magyar
Kirkland Museum

Google released search trends for 2020 with Virtual Museum Tours ranking high. From 'Sourdough bread' to 'Where is my stimulus money,' Google's Year in Search offers a glimpse into U.S. trends and concerns during a challenging year.

In the Virtual category, virtual museum tours is said to be the second highest of seraches. Virtual field trips ranks number one, and virtual Kentucky Derby is third.

The search term 'virtual museum tours' seems to have peaked as a search, according to Google, around March 15-21, at the onset of pandemic closures. Since then, virtual learning searches have trended up more consistently. 

Google's 'virtual museum tour' search traffic may have landed on Google Arts & Culture which covers 4,500 cultural instititions, from treasures in China's Palace Museum to a street view walking tour of Stonehenge.


  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Part of the "Seeing Differently" exhibition, Sam Gilliam, Purple Antelope Space Squeeze, 1987, Diptych: Relief, etching, aquatint and collagraph on handmade paper with embossing, hand-painting and painted collage, 41 1/2 in x 81 5/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Bequest of Marion F.  and Norman W.  Goldin, 2017

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his ...

Read More...
Baltimore Museum of Art.  Photograph by Eli Pousson.

Baltimore's Two Largest Museums Just Accelerated Plans For A Minimum Wage Increase To $15 An Hour

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

While Maryland’s minimum wage increases to $15 an hour for companies with more than 15 employees by 2025, two of ...

Read More...
The Great Bed of Ware, 1590-1760 ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

  • ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world ...

Read More...
Franz Kline’s “Painting No.  11,” and Clyfford Still's "PH-338 (1949-No.  2)" in the Lang Residence.  Spike Mafford/Zocalo Studios

Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

  • ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard ...

Read More...

Related Press Releases

ARTFIXdaily Artwire