Explore Museum of Brisbane From Home
If isolation has got you climbing the walls at home, why not virtually scale Museum of Brisbane’s Explore page for a trailblazing arts and culture fix with their new online exhibitions?
The Museum of Brisbane has joined the likes of London’s British Museum, The Guggenheim in New York City and Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, by digitally pivoting their fascinating museum experiences to online free virtual tours and fun DIY activities.
Whether you’re looking to entertain or home school a young one, or seek cultural enrichment yourself, check out Museum of Brisbane’s website where there is something for everyone from arts aficionados to history buffs.
For history buffs
Visit the Museum of Brisbane ‘explore’ page to discover the online exhibition, Remembering the First World War. In commemoration of Anzac Day, explore this specially curated online exhibition, which shares veterans’ war experiences through primary documents such as photographs, diary entries and letters. Learn about Brisbane’s Anzac history here.
Immerse yourself in fashion design with the gorgeous online exhibits from internationally acclaimed Australian fashion house Easton Pearson. Rummage the Easton Pearson Archive with Google Arts & Culture and explore the largest textile collection of any museum in extraordinary detail via more than 3,300 signature garments, accessories, original sketches, lookbooks and more. Discover Easton Pearson’s rich history and creative process here.
For crafty kids
MoB Kids is an online arts and crafts treasure trove, keeping kids amused with fun-filled DIY activities that encourage creativity, discovery, learning and play. Each activity is quintessentially Queensland, inspired by Museum of Brisbane collaborators and current exhibitions. You can help your little ones with easy step-by-step activities, such as creating fashion headbands, sewing plush toys or dreaming up their very own imaginary city. Get the kids crafty here.
For gallery gallivanters
Continue your support of emerging Brisbane artists with Artists @ Home. Museum of Brisbane has transformed its Artists in Residency program into a paid residency to be completed in the artist’s home or studio. This new program aims to bridge social and physical distance, sharing the creativity of each artist’s progress via social media. Learn more about the current resident artists and their projects here.
Piece together Brisbane’s history with The View From Here; an online exhibition of historic Brisbane photographs captured by Alfred Elliott over a 50-year period (1870 – 1954). Elliott was renowned for capturing the unique character of Brisbane city, its landscapes and people and this historic collection provides an enchanting trip back in time. You can explore Brisbane City through his eyes via his detailed glass negatives here.
For visual artists
For exquisitely detailed sketching, visit the Lloyd Rees online exhibition. Lloyd Rees was one of Australia’s leading 20th-century artists, born in 1895 in Yeronga. Before he became a skilled painter, he was a draughtsman who enjoyed observing the architecture and atmosphere of Brisbane with romanticism and escape. Peruse his earliest recorded sketches produced between 1912 and 1917 here.