I shared this news with my teachers yesterday. What a cool thing that will only get better! Cantí wait to see what other museums join and more images added. Images are high quality, enabling viewers to zoom in to fine details. And no alarms going off if you get too close! Another great Google product.
On Feb 2, 2011, at 10:24 PM, Linda Kieling wrote:
> Maybe others already know about this and have discussed and I missed
> it, but just in case!
> The Art Project powered by Google features interior tours of seventeen
> world famous art museums. googleartproject.com
> Select a museum from the list on the homepage and you can virtually
> tour it using the same interface style you experience in Google Maps
> Streetview. 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 best part of the Art Project powered by Google is the 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. To create a collection
> you must be signed into your Google account. (from Free Technology for
> (middle school in Oregon)