Let’s get cultural

Apr 15, 2020

All of our cultural institutions may be closed during the coronavirus lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we are cut off from them. Many art galleries, libraries, museums, theatres and other cultural institutions are open 24/7 online offering virtual gallery tours, virtual dance studios, videos of live performances, podcasts, webinars, interviews, talks, articles, essays, study resources and fun activities for all ages. Some of my favourite Australian cultural websites include:

  • Art Gallery of NSW – art exhibitions, gallery videos & audio, interviews, lectures
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image – online learning, film, animation, storyboards, games
  • Australian Museum – natural history exhibitions, videos & podcasts, First Nations culture, Ancient Egypt, fossils, home school resources
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia – videos of animals, sports, fashion, history, transport, Australian culture, music audio, feature films & documentaries
  • National Gallery of Australia – Matisse & Picasso online gallery; Indigenous, Pacific, Australia, Europe, America & Asia art exhibitions
  • National Gallery of Victoria – virtual art tours, videos, art activities for kids, digital creatives, eBooks, journals, essays
  • National Library of Australia – Australian culture & history: research, books, journals, newspapers, photos, maps, video, audio, Digital Classroom (Yrs 3 to 12)
  • National Museum of Australia – virtual tours, First Australians, Australian cultural history, Kspace resources, activities, games
  • Questacon – Science exhibits, videos, experiments, activities, games, puzzles, resources
  • State Library of NSW – Australian culture & history: research, books, journals, newspapers, photos, maps, video, audio, virtual tours, school resources & activities
  • Sydney Dance Company – virtual dance studio for adults 16+ yrs: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, Latin funk
  • Sydney Opera House – Music, dance, theatre, opera, talks, videos, live broadcasts, podcasts, articles, videos & activities for kids
  • Sydney Theatre Company – videos of theatre performances, interviews, readings, talks



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