Virtual Art Museums of the World
The Art Project powered by Google features interior tours of seventeen world famous art museums. Using Google’s Street View imagery you can virtually look at artworks as they appear in world famous galleries.
Simply select a museum from the homepage and then either chose ‘Explore the museum’ or ‘View Artwork’. Inside the museum just double click to zoom to a location. You can also open a floor plan overview and click on a room to navigate to that part of the museum.
The high resolution imagery of artworks featured on the art project site are owned by the museums, and these images are protected by copyright laws around the world. Some of the paintings and features captured with Street View were required to be blurred by the museums for reasons pertaining to copyrights.
There is also an option to create your own artwork collection while visiting each museum. As you’re touring a museum click on the “+” symbol on any work of art see it in greater detail, to add it to your collection, and to open background information about that work of art.