art project by google

This is awesome!

Google has just released a ‘street view’ concept for 17 or the world’s best galleries.  You can now visit 385 gallery rooms and view more than 1,000 works of art in galleries like New York City’s Metropolitan and MoMA, London’s Tate Britain, Madrid’s Reina Sofia, Amsterdam’s Rijsmuseum, and Florence’s Uffizi.  You can literally navigate around these galleries ‘street view’ style.

And there is no lining up, no admission fee, and no crowds!

Whilst this is still a distant second to visiting these galleries in real life, the virtual tours provide everyone with access to a computer the opportunity to view some of the world’s great art.