Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Street View Drives Inside Art Galleries

Google Art Project

The Street View car has mounted the steps of some of the world's most famous galleries and driven around snapping over 1,000 of the greatest paintings of all time (OK, Google actually invented a new Street View trolley to grab these images).

The Google Art Project has used Street View technology to create virtual tours inside 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Tate Britain & The National Gallery in London, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Click on the 'Explore Gallery' option for any of the listed galleries and you can enter the virtual Street View tour. As well as virtually walking the art galleries you can inspect the paintings up close. If you select an individual work of art you can then pan and zoom into the painting to view it in close detail.



The gallery Street View tours can also be explored directly from within Street View in Google Maps.

Via: Official Google Blog

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