Google Art Project Launches

Google has announced their new Google Art Project, an exciting development for the arts community worldwide. The project combines “Street View” for selected museums with artworks in high resolution. From Google’s Official Blog: “You’ll find a selection of super high-resolution images of famous works of art as well as more than a thousand other images, by more than 400 artists—all in one place. And with Street View technology, you can take a virtual tour inside 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums.”

While the project is currently limited in size and scope (approximately 1000 works are represented), it offers a great deal of potential, not to mention hours of browsing for anyone interested in the arts. After all, who could resist a virtual visit to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at their convenience? View the video below for brief introduction to the Google Art Project.

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