The Google Art Project

#Art

Wed, Feb 2nd, 2011 13:00 by capnasty NEWS

What happens if you take Google's Street-View and mix it with famous museums from around the world? You get the Google Art Project. As this article in gizmag explains:

Google has announced a collaboration with 17 of the world's most acclaimed art museums that lets people view over 1,000 high res artwork images and 17 "gigapixel" images while taking a virtual stroll through their galleries using "Street View" technology. While nothing can beat seeing a work of art in person, the Google Art Project could be the next best thing for those without the time and money to pop on a plane and trade elbows with crowds of tourists looking to catch a glimpse of what some of the best museums have on offer.

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