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This study aims to determine the perceptions of pre-service social studies teachers about aesthetic values after visiting a virtual museum. The research was planned according to phenomenology, one of the qualitative research designs. The data of the research was collected through interviews. The descriptive analysis technique was used to analyze the data obtained from the research. According to the results of the research, regarding Pera virtual museum experience, the pre-service teachers pointed their opinions as its usability in the lessons, the feeling as if they were there. The elements that attracted their attention during virtual museum visit, mostly the artwork named “The Tortoise Trainer”, explanations and videos next to the paintings. The pre-service teachers stated their aesthetic values gained through the virtual museum visit as mostly beauty, and then harmony, balance, delicacy, elegance, mystery, perfection, seriousness, majesty, aesthetics, perception of change and continuity, observation, respect, sensitivity, understanding, protecting and sustaining cultural values, pleasure, happiness. They expressed the effects of virtual museum visits on aesthetic values as mostly gaining a more positive attitude towards aesthetic values, followed by raising awareness, artworks should be evaluated from an aesthetic point of view, seeing the artworks in the museum from a multi-faceted perspective.
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