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Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

Posted by SalesianLibrary on April 29, 2010

The Vatican has a new website out that allows you to view the interior of the Sistine Chapel. The site has 360 degree views of the Chapel including the floor and ceiling. This is a great resource for students studying history, art or who are just interested in ‘travelling’ from their own computer.

All you have to do is click with your mouse and rotate to whichever part you want to see.

Thanks to Bright Ideas for another great website recommendation!


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Museums of the World

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 9, 2010

Locate museums, art galleries, historical societies, and travel and tourism information for countries around the world. Museums of the World¬†are assembling a growing collection of helpful resources for education or just plain fun. There are many many different types of museums listed from Art to Fashion to History. You’ll be able to find information about The Louvre in Paris, The Met in New York, The Carrot Museum in England(!), the Museum of Costume in Bath and more!

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