Monday, 7 February 2011

GOOGLE ART PROJECT

As only Google could do, you can now (virtually) step into some of the most acclaimed museums in the world! Google has built a brand-new technology that allows their Street View technology to go indoors, encouraging us to explore inside museums and enabling us to see the incredible detail in over 1,000 works of art! "On average there are 7 billion pixels" per image, said Amit Sood, leader of the Google Art Project. "This is a thousand times more than the average digital camera."

Seventeen of the world's art museums are currently on board including Tate & The National Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, The State Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Uffizi Gallery in Forence and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

It's going to be interesting to see how this virtual experience will affect our appreciation for art...



http://www.googleartproject.com/c/faq

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