Walk Through the World’s Greatest Art Galleries Via the Internet

8 February, 2011

From the brilliantly clever people at Google, we now have the Google Art Project.

With the help of a web browser and the Google Earth interface they developed for navigating maps at the street level, they’ve developed a wonderful system for navigating some of the world’s greatest art galleries. You can walk the halls, or stop and zoom in on a painting. With some famous images, more information is provided, and you can zoom in for great detail.
See for yourself (click on the image to go to the website):
Google Art Project, Uffizi Gallery, Firenze
Here’s a thought– could this be designed into a shopping experience?

Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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