The day has come when anyone with an Internet connection can experience some of the world’s most acclaimed museums in their pajamas.
Google has partnered with 17 museums (and perhaps more soon) to make great art accessible to everyone. Visitors can virtually explore galleries using Google Street View technology and view high resolution images of artworks that allow for brushstroke-level detail. Getting your nose this close to the actual painting would give any docent a heart attack and that makes this a great way to really examine a work without getting yourself in trouble.
Google Art Project also allows art to be shared. The Create a Collection feature lets users save specific views of the 1,000+ artworks and build a collection. You can then add comments to each image and share the whole collection with friends and family. Check out the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization collection here to see how it works.
Want more info? Visit the Google Art Project online.