Art Project: Google Streetview für Museen

(Youtube Direktart, via MeFi)

Schönes neues Ding von Google: Im Art Project kann man durch 17 Museen aus aller Welt laufen und ein paar der klassischen Kunstwerke in HighRes-Scans anschauen. Aus Deutschland sind die Gemäldegalerie und die Alte Nationalgalerie aus Berlin dabei, dazu noch das MoMA und das Met aus New York, außerdem noch das Tate London und ein paar weitere. Super, aber ausbaufähig.

What is the ‘Art Project’?
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.

* 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.