With all the quarantines, physical distancing, lockdowns, and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the world can feel like a dreary place right now.
Luckily, Las Vegas’ bright and cheery Neon Museum is here to bring some light into our lives.
Following in the footsteps of many other museums and facilities providing digital alternatives, the establishment is maintaining its relationship with fans through other creative channels.
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Taking viewers through the history of some of the most famous neon signage in Vegas, the museum is engaging with its audience through a variety of venues, including their web-based app, Instagram, blog, and YouTube channel.
It goes to show that, although the venue itself is closed, fans can still partake in an illuminating experience.
#NeonMuseumFromHome: Now you can visit The Neon Museum from home by using our free web-based app to learn about select signs in the #NeonBoneyard. Anyone w/ a computer or smartphone data plan can access the app at https://t.co/FdeZotglUn. Password: Neon #neonmuseum #lasvegas pic.twitter.com/dIWvSPUyJ2
— The Neon Museum (@NeonMuseum) March 25, 2020
The virtual tour focuses on the collection of signs hosted in the museum’s outdoor display space, aptly named The Boneyard.
Here lies the inoperable, malfunctioned, or out-of-service signs that once cast light on some of the most reputable establishments across the city, including the Hard Rock Café, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Treasure Island, and the Riviera, along with many others.
It provides images along with an audio guide describing the history of each sign and its significance.
The museum’s YouTube channel features videos of various pieces owned by the establishment.
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Viewers can also indulge in features from Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, which shows Burton’s art on display for the first time in the US in nearly a decade, as well as restoration videos and fun behind-the-scenes sneak peeks.