Google + Art: Extending the Street View Project

Google Art Project

Navigate to the larger museums of the world right from your living room. More than 17 museums with the most popular exhibitions unfold with incredible clarity right on your computer screen. This innovative idea is once again coming from Google, who has taken its 360-degree Street View cameras into some of the most famous and acclaimed galleries, to open the world’s art collection to the internet.

The Google Art Project may, with simply one click, travel you to several world famous museums and let you admire more than 1000 artworks by 486 artists.
Described as 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, it allows you to:
  • Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.

“It’s our first step toward making great art more accessible,” said project lead Amit Sood on the Google blog, “and we hope to add more museums and works of art in time.”

Find out more by directly accessing or by accessing the relevant link provided by each museum on google maps street view.