If you’ve ever wanted to wander the halls of distant museums while still in your cubicle, Google Art Project is an ambitious project that takes you inside dozens of art museums around the world and gives you intensely detailed access to the artwork found within.
Powered by the Google Streetview technology Google Art Project takes you inside museums around the world and gives you the ability to walk the floors, explore the buildings, and–of course–get a good look at the artwork. How good of a look? Check out the video below and marvel at how close you can zoom into the paintings.
Visit the link below to take it for a spin or read more about it in the official Google announcement.
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- Published 02/1/11