After 18 months of work Google today unveiled its new Art Project, offering a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.
Google’s Art Project uses the same Street View technology as its maps to now allows you to roam inside the worlds finest museums and galleries. Watch the video after the jump to see the new service in action and some of the features it brings with it.
Now Art Project allows anyone, anywhere in the world to learn about the history and artists behind a huge number of works, at the click of a mouse, including Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ to Chris Ofili’s ‘No Woman, No Cry’, Cezanne’s post impressionist works to Byzantine iconography.
You can view Googles Art Project at their website.