Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Google's Art Project Just Got a Lot Bigger
The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger (can you spot the skull?)
Google's Art Project provides Street View imagery taken inside art galleries around the world.
Today Google added new imagery for 151 more galleries and museums. The new additions include The National Gallery in London, the White House (see post below), The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.
As well as allowing users to virtually walk around the world's art galleries The Google Art Project lets users to inspect paintings up close. If you select an individual work of art you can pan and zoom into the painting to view it in close detail.
Hat-tip: Street View Funny