Art galleries

Gallery robot helps people experience art from home
The telepresence robot is helping people who would not be able to visit to experience the gallery.

Art gallery pieces become online jigsaw puzzles

A South Yorkshire art gallery has transformed its collection into jigsaws for people to piece together online.

Café de Galata, Constantinople by Charles Theodore Frère
The Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley is home to 17th to 20th Century paintings, watercolours and drawings by artists, including JMW Turner.

Each day it shares a digital puzzle based on a piece from its collection of about 400 works on social media.

One user took little more than four minutes to piece together Café de Galata, Constantinople by Charles Theodore Frère (pictured).

People from around the world have competed to solve them in the quickest time during the lockdown across many countries.

Barnsley Council said the town's other museums would be posting similar challenges online.

Councillor Tim Cheetham said: "In these unusual and difficult times Barnsley Museums want to bring joy and excitement direct to people's homes."