Published: 08/04/2013 15:42
Are there any famous works of art that you would like to see but don’t have the chance to? Now you don’t even have to go to Paris to see the Mona Lisa or to Florence to visit David. Culture was never easier to access!
Europeana: explore Europe’s cultural collections
At Europeana you can access not only paintings and museum pieces but also millions of books, films and archival records that have been digitized throughout Europe.
This online portal was launched in 2008 and works as a multilingual digital library, museum and archive. Europeana gives you quick and easy access to over 23 million objects from European libraries, museums, archives, galleries, and audiovisual collections coming from 33 countries.
At Swissworld, you can read about Swiss culture.
European Night of Museums
Now if you prefer real museums, but don't like the price of admission, you can take advantage of the European Night of Museums where the visits are free of charge. Every year in May, more than 4,000 museums in 40 countries open their doors all night for free or with special passes. If you want to know what happens in Switzerland, visit the website of the platform of the museums in Switzerland.
Can’t wait for the European Night of Museums and want to go to a museum right now? You may be eligible for one of the many discounts available for young people across Europe. If you are a student, you can usually buy tickets at a lower price by showing either your student card or an internationally recognized one like the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Even if you are no longer a student, you can still use the European Youth Card (EYCA) for some discounts. Check out euro26, the European Youth Card in Switzerland.
Bottom line is, there are virtually no barriers to keep you from accessing culture wherever you are and whenever you want.