Google Art Project: Street View goes to the museum (images)
The new Google Art Project lets you see artwork in 17 museums around the world. The images available include reproductions of some of the most important pieces of art ever created.
Google Art Project's trolley
Google has launched a new discovery tool, called Art Project, that lets users explore 17 of the world's most well-known museums.
With the new tool, people use Google's Street View interface to "walk" through museum halls and explore different artworks. Users can choose a specific piece and check out the on-screen information pane for background info.
Google says it plans on expanding its museum coverage, but for now it has more than 1,000 images for users to explore.
Browse the following images to see a small sampling of the great works of art Google has available in Art Project.
At left, a Google employee pushes the company's trolley to take a 360-degree view inside the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Canaletto's "The Pizazza San Marco In Venice" offers up a beautiful display of the famed public space as it was in the early 1700s. The original painting is on view at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.