Google Art project - Travel to the Museums of the World Online!
Yatzer - Art By Marcia Argyriades, 12 February 2011
Just how brilliant is the Google Art Project, which allows you to navigate through the galleries
of the worldâ€™s leading museums and zoom in, in high resolution to get a Gigapixel look into
masterpieces such as Rembrandtâ€™s â€œNight Watchâ€™â€™?
Some days ago, on February 1, 2011 in London, Google unveiled the Art Project, an exclusive
collaboration with some of the worldâ€™s much-admired art museums to allow online users to discover
and view more than a thousand artworks in explicit detail. Google has been working intensely over
the past 18 months with 17 art museums - Altes Nationalgalerie, The Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian,
National Gallery (London), The Frick Collection, GemÃ¤ldegalerie, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
MoMA, Museo Reina Sofia, Museo Thyseen - Bornemisza, Museum Kampa, Palace of Versailles,
Rijksmuseum, The State Hermitage Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Tate, Uffizi and Van Gogh Museum.
The outcome of this partnership is visible online as it includes a selection of Gigapixel images of famous
artworks, as well as collecting more than a thousand other images into one place. Furthermore, the
Google Art Project includes 360Â° tours of individual galleries using Street View â€˜indoorâ€™ technology.