The Easel

The Dizzying Experience of Visiting Virtual Museums

Humorous stumblings around Google Arts & Culture during lockdown. “If you press a single arrow key long enough, you can set a gallery to spinning like a top. [In] the Uffizi in Florence, I kept having a problem centering myself, so I would slam into windows like a confused bird. Still, if you accept that a Google Arts & Culture tour is nothing like walking through a museum, it has its own strange pleasures.”