Andrew Maxwell

Viewing Museums from the Comfort of your Home – Google Bringing Museums to Us

February 01, 2011

Today is a big step forward for art lovers around the world.

Google as teamed up with some of the most famous art museums around the world and has combined Google Street View with a 7-gigapixel camera to give every person around the world the possibility to view these museums and their works of art.

Google’s Art Project is yet another part of Google ambitious goal to organise the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Google Art Project:


Museums that are Currently Part of Google Art Project:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC – USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin – Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC – USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC – USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain
  • Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza, Madrid – Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London – UK
  • Palace of Versailles – France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow – Russia
  • Tate Britain, London – UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence – Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – The Netherland

This amazing new site definitely makes it possible for people who are less fortunate and can not travel to be able to see some of their favorite pieces of art in their natural habitat.

Check out Google Art Project today!

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