Comparative analysis of virtual Museums

Caption of the Louvre Museum
Photo: Pedro Szekely

The world is currently standing still and we’re somewhat limited to what we can do. The luxury of visiting museums and such is currently finite and the available options are scarce. Luckily, if you have a computer, you don’t have to visit the museum’s to peek at their beautiful art. You can instead use their virtual tours which actually, are pretty good. We’ve therefore decided to list the best of the best in terms of grading. Our museums are:

The State Hermitage and the Winter Palace | Link to virtual tour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Mets) | Link to virtual tour
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | Link to virtual tour
The Louvre | Link to virtual tour
The British museum | Link to virtual tour

What did we find out?

As to exhibitions, we’d recommend visiting The State Hermitage and the Winter Palace, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The British Museum. These museums are graded above 4,5 / 5 while The Louvre is rated at a 4,06 / 5 and the Guggenheim is graded at a 3,76 / 5. The same order also applies to their paintings. The Guggenheim is graded at a low 3,57 / 5 while The Louvre is graded at a 4,19 / 5.

Comparison graph showing in percent how many gave which grades to the topic “exhibition” for each of these museums.
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Art is however subjective and others might or might not prefer what you like. You might love the paintings and exhibits and the Guggenheim though hate them at The British Museum. We don’t know what you prefer however,  we do know what most people like, and in terms of grading, we’d recommend the Hermitage Museum, The Mets, or The British Museum.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts for the British Museum, Louvre Museum, Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the State Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace that were analyzed in this article were collected from public online data published on TripAdvisor.

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