February 25, 2011
You can now get up close and personal with some of the most famous works of art from the comfort of your living room, all thanks to Google’s partnership with 17 of the world’s leading art museums. The new Google Art Project allows you to explore a selection of the most coveted masterpieces our world has ever seen, right down to the brushstroke.
Using its pioneering Street View programme, Google takes the visitor on a virtual 360 degree tour around the museum of their choice, with options ranging from the Tate Britain to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Each museum’s page contains a brief history, and links to its location on Google Maps. You are then able to explore each gallery from room to room, as well as create collections of your own favourite pieces.