If you are an art enthusiast and wish that you could attend all the major museums in the world (but know that it might not be possible), then you will love Google’s new offering: Art Project. Google has collaborated with 17 art museums around the world, which include big names like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery (London) and Palace of Versailles, to produce a cool site that lets you navigate through super high resolution images of the artworks in these museums. It uses Google’s Street View ‘indoor’ technology and also offers a 360 degree view of the museum indoors apart from a peek into their artworks.
The site, like many other such Google projects, was started as a part of the 20% time that Google gives to their engineers to work on creative stuff. You can also sign in and create a personalized collection of your favorite artworks.
Watch demo video:
- Explore museums from around the world.
- Browse through artworks in super high resolution.
- Create your own collections.
- Similar site: VirtualMuseum.
- Also see How To Search the Collections of Famous Libraries & Museums.
Check out Google Art Project @ www.googleartproject.com