Google Art Project

Well, google has done it again.  Launched in February of last year, the Google Art Project enables users to access high resolution images from galleries and museums all over the world. By incorporating Street View Technology into this project, they provide 360-degree panoramic views and virtual movement through 46 of the participating galleries.  Some of the works in the collection are rendered in gigapixels, allowing the user to zoom way in to the art…close enough to see individual paint strokes. It’s almost as good as standing in front of the real thing…almost.

The initiative for this project was born out of Google’s “20 percent time”, in which the company encourages employees to pursue their own interests one day/week.

Take a tour of your own…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Smithsonian

 

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