Although we are lucky enough to have some lovely local museums,
The Art Project powered by Google features interior tours of
seventeen world - famous art museums.
If you 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 be signed into your Google account. (from
Free Technology for Teachers).
Google's Art Project website is seen on a laptop computer during
its launch at the Tate Britain gallery in London. Photo: Reuters
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Using Google's Art Project Virtual Art Museum
Idaho Art Education Association