Virtual tours and museums during lockdown. COVID-19 has upended our day-to-day lives and snatched away nearly all normality. Our best-laid travel plans have fallen by the wayside. This was going to be the year you finally made it to the Louvre or the British Museum. Maybe your goal was to explore the Getty or spend time wandering the galleries at the Met. With cultural institutions around the world shuttered due to the pandemic, curators have had to invent new and innovative ways to engage the public.