Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Google art project
Want to visit the Palace of Versailles (Versailles, France), The MoMA in NYC and Museo Thyssen (Madrid, Spain) in the same day but don't have a super sonic jet? That's OK! Google just launched its Google art project, which allows users to virtually tour many art museums and galleries all around the world, and even create a virtual personal collection of your favorite pieces. The user experience is pretty good; each museum is easy to navigate with the google street view functionality and once you find a piece you like you can zoom in for a close up. Although nothing really compares to seeing art work in person, this tool sure beats the art departments slide machines and dark musty lecture halls!