Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Art Project, powered by Google

image via Wired

GoogleArtProject deserves best site of the year award. Its basically a virtual "multi"museum, showcasing masterpieces from all around the world. Each artwork can be viewed with high resolution (including a 360 degree view of the gallery room). A visitor guide with captions, links to related topics, artist bio and further artwork are conveniently provided for each masterpiece. of all The great zoom in option almost makes up for not being there in person.

The website currently boasts more than 1,000 artworks on the website, but Google already has plans to keep expanding.

I think this is a great step towards better art education. I wish I had access to this during my art history classes.


  1. Very impressive, the next step is showcasing temporary collections/exhibitions.

  2. wow, this is amazing! i love the fact that i can feel like im walking inside the museum, gotta love technology! and u gotta love google

  3. FlashRevolt: yes that would be much appreciated

    Justnoon: it's really great.. things are surely changing for the better when google is around